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Malignant Mesothelioma: Asbestos is the Cause

In the state of New Jersey, mesothelioma is a great concern to those who have been exposed to asbestos. In fact, the only known cause of this cancer is asbestos exposure. For someone who has contracted this disease, there are legal options that should not be overlooked.

The challenges of asbestos mesothelioma claims are so unique and specialized that local courts have consolidated all New Jersey mesothelioma litigation from around the state in Middlesex County. The court has tailored special rules to insure that mesothelioma victims are afforded an efficient and just legal forum. A
New Jersey personal injury attorney is ready to act on your behalf.

A relatively rare cancer, malignant mesothelioma develops in the cell lining around several of the body’s internal organs. This lining is known as the mesothelium. The disease typically presents in three areas:

  • Pleural mesothelioma. A majority of victims suffer from pleural mesothelioma, which appears in the lung lining, or pleura.
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma. This manifestation appears in the peritoneum, which is the area that lines the abdominal cavity.
  • Pericardial mesothelioma. Here the affect is within the lining of the heart, called the pericardium.

Mesothelioma symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain and pleural effusion (water in the lungs) should not be ignored. Though these symptoms may mimic those of other diseases and syndromes, if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos was the cause.

In New Jersey, mesothelioma has appeared in several populations, particularly those who work or have worked in industrial settings such as construction sites, shipyards and powerhouses. Asbestos was a common product in the construction industry during the 20th century, though few workers understood the dangers of being exposed to it. However, many asbestos manufacturers knew full well that the product was hazardous to their employees’ health.

Experienced New Jersey Mesothelioma Attorney

The New Jersey mesothelioma attorneys at our firm work hard to support those afflicted with this illness – most of whom did not even have symptoms until years after the exposure.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or believe you have been exposed to asbestos and are experiencing symptoms, you owe it to yourself to contact a New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer who will support you with the skilled guidance and legal counsel you deserve.