Fact Sheet About Mesothelioma
New Jersey has a long history as a prominent manufacturing and industrial region in the United States. This, coupled with the state’s many older homes and buildings, means that asbestos can be found nearly everywhere in New Jersey. Prolonged asbestos exposure is linked to mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer.
- Many of the individuals who develop mesothelioma in their lives worked in manufacturing, construction, or the military, all of which are environments where asbestos is present;
- Mesothelioma has a latency period of up to fifty years; and
- Although mesothelioma cannot be cured, there are multiple treatment options available for patients to slow or stop a tumor’s growth.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Elizabeth or elsewhere in New Jersey, you can potentially recover compensation for your expenses related to the disease by working with a mesothelioma attorney to file a personal injury claim.
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Types of Mesothelioma Cases in Elizabeth, NJ
Because it is so easy to inhale powdered asbestos fibers, pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma diagnosed in the United States. This type of mesothelioma develops in the pleura, which is the lining of the lungs;
Pericardial mesothelioma affects the pericardium, which is the lining around the heart. It is less common than other forms of mesothelioma, affecting approximately 1% of mesothelioma patients;
Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the peritoneum, the lining of the abdominal cavity. It can often spread quickly and could follow one of the above types of mesothelioma; and
This is the rarest form of mesothelioma. It affects the tunica vaginalis, which is the lining around the testes.
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If you are suffering from mesothelioma, work with an attorney who has experience seeking compensation for individuals with this disease. Mesothelioma cases can be complicated, and working with a law firm that is specifically equipped to handle this type of case is important to your claim’s success.
Investigating a Mesothelioma Claim Requires Resources
When you file a claim for asbestos exposure, there are a lot of obstacles you can face. Many of these obstacles, such as the lack of a clear connection between the asbestos exposure and your illness, can be mediated with the right resources. At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., we have the financial and professional resources necessary to obtain all the evidence you need to support your claim and help it reach a favorable settlement.
Your attorney is not the only professional who plays a role in your claim. Your doctor and other healthcare providers involved in your case, current and former colleagues of yours, and outside professionals like asbestos experts can all provide crucial insight to your mesothelioma, your treatment needs, and your prognosis.
The evidence these individuals provide is key to your claim’s success. Evidence for your claim can include copies of your medical records, testimonies from those who worked with you regarding your work environment and the safety equipment used in the workplace, and expert testimonies about how your disease is likely to progress and the type of treatment you need.
As you can probably assume, an investigation of your claim using the resources above can be time-consuming and expensive. This is why it is critical that you work with a firm that can handle the work your investigation will entail. Our team at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has the network and resources necessary to conduct a full case investigation for each and every client.
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Over 40 Years of Outstanding Results and Hundreds of Millions Recovered for our Mesothelioma Victims and Others
Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. holds a 9.9 “Superb” rating by avvo.com. The firm has also won other awards recognizing its value to patients who are suffering from mesothelioma after prolonged exposure to asbestos.
$3.4 million for a carpenter who spent a career exposed to asbestos at job sites throughout New Jersey.
$4.5 million for the wife and daughter of a boilermaker to cover their expenses related to the illnesses they developed after being exposed to asbestos fibers on the boilermaker's work clothing
$3 million on behalf of a woman who died of mesothelioma after prolonged exposure to asbestos products
A $3.4 million settlement for an electrician diagnosed with mesothelioma after a career of working with products containing asbestos.
While results in prior cases do not guarantee similar results in your case the following listing of recent case victories should hopefully provide you with the assurance that we are experienced and know how to get you the compensation you deserve.