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Asbestos-Related Diseases Handled by Our Lawyers

Effects of Asbestos Exposure

Did you know that there are an estimated 3,000 types of commercial products that contain asbestos? Homes built prior to 1978 commonly had asbestos in the thermal insulation used in boilers and pipes. It is also found in many other household and building materials, making it easy for those who work within various construction trades to be at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases, which is where our lawyers in NJ can help.

Common asbestos-related illnesses consist of:

  • Mesothelioma – A rare form of cancer, mesothelioma is typically found in individuals that have worked on jobs where they breathed in asbestos. Learn more…
  • Lung Cancer – All lung cancer cell types can be caused by asbestos. Lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure has a latency period of up to 30 years. Learn more…
  • Pulmonary asbestosis – This is one of the most common asbestos-related diseases. Pulmonary asbestosis is when the lung tissue is scarred. Learn more…
  • Pleural disease – This is also called pleural asbestosis and is untreatable and incurable. Learn more…
  • Other Cancers – There are numerous cancers that can be caused by asbestos exposure, including cancer of the esophagus, larynx, stomach, colon and rectum. Learn more…

All of these asbestos-related diseases have long latency periods. It can take 10, 20, 30 years or more to be diagnosed or even develop symptoms. The human body can never rid itself of asbestos entirely, which means that the fibers continue to damage the lungs and other organs long after exposure has ceased.

Generally, the longer an individual is exposed to asbestos dust and the greater the intensity of the exposure, the more likely that person is to develop one of the above illnesses.

While some individuals can be exposed to a great deal of asbestos and never develop any related illnesses, others can be exposed to very little asbestos and suffer fatal asbestos-related injuries. Our team of asbestos & mesothelioma lawyers in NJ want to assist you, regardless of what your situation is.

If you or someone you know is suffering from an asbestos-related disease, our asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers can help. Learn if you are eligible to file a claim by contacting us today or call 855-800-0093. You can also get a free consultation.