New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers

The Johns-Manville asbestos plant in Manville, New Jersey put thousands in danger of mesothelioma and other deadly asbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer. Anyone else who worked with asbestos-based products could develop these diseases as well. Asbestos victims can work with New Jersey mesothelioma lawyers to get financial compensation and justice.

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Our New Jersey mesothelioma attorneys have helped victims near you

Represented victims in:

  • Atlantic City
  • Camden
  • Hoboken
  • New Brunswick
  • South Hackensack

Recent New Jersey Settlements:

  • $3.4 million – Mechanic
  • $1.75 million – Navy Veteran
  • $2.1 million – Carpenter
  • $1.5 million – Factory Worker
  • $1.3 million – Nurse

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Working With Mesothelioma Lawyers in New Jersey

Those who developed mesothelioma cancer in the state of New Jersey may qualify for compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos-based products.

The only known cause of malignant mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. New Jersey companies like Johns-Manville made and sold asbestos-based products knowing they could get people sick.

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Mesothelioma caused over 2,000 deaths in New Jersey between 1999 and 2017.

Let an experienced New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer help you pursue compensation through a lawsuit.

New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawsuits

A successful mesothelioma lawsuit forces manufacturers of asbestos-containing products to pay for harming workers and their family members.

Did You Know?

On average, mesothelioma lawsuits award $1 Million to $2.4 Million.

It costs you nothing to file these lawsuits. They also pose no burden to you — New Jersey mesothelioma attorneys will do almost all of the legal work, such as handling the case and preparing evidence.

Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts in New Jersey

More than 95% of all mesothelioma lawsuits reach out-of-court settlements. A mesothelioma settlement concludes the lawsuit before it reaches the trial stage so asbestos victims get money faster.

Mesothelioma settlements typically award $1 Million to asbestos victims.

A case may go to trial before a jury if no settlement can be reached. A mesothelioma verdict is reached after the jury analyzes the facts of a case and determines whom, if anyone, is at fault.

While some mesothelioma victims receive nothing from these trial verdicts, others get more money than if the case reached a settlement.

Recent New Jersey mesothelioma verdicts include:

  • $787.3 Million awarded to several victims who developed mesothelioma from asbestos-containing products.
  • $2.38 million to the widow of a factory worker who was exposed to asbestos-based products in the workplace.
  • $7.8 Million to a former truck mechanic’s widow. Her husband was only 33 when he died and was exposed to asbestos from truck brake pads.
  • $2.1 Million to a 67-year-old man exposed to asbestos from pipe insulation. He developed asbestos lung cancer and now requires an oxygen machine to breathe.

A New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer can see if a settlement or trial is better for your case.

Statute of Limitations in New Jersey

Statute of limitations is the time someone has to file a lawsuit, such as a personal injury or wrongful death mesothelioma claim.

Lawsuits filed after the statutes of limitations cannot be pursued in court — meaning victims lose out on the chance to get compensation.

Because this time period varies by state and other factors, you need an experienced New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer to explain how these statutes of limitations may affect your case. Otherwise, you could file your lawsuit after the statute passes.

Asbestos Trust Funds and Statutes of Limitations

In some cases, you can still access compensation even if the statute of limitations has passed in your case. For example, you could qualify for money from an asbestos trust fund.

Asbestos trust funds were set up by bankrupt manufacturers to pay mesothelioma victims and avoid lawsuits. Since trusts are funded by manufacturers, normal statutes of limitations do not apply.

Did You Know?

Asbestos trust funds contain more than $30 Billion in total.

A New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer can help you file lawsuits and asbestos trust fund claims. Get a free case review to learn more.

Asbestos Sites in New Jersey

New Jersey is home to one of the most dangerous asbestos sites in the country. Johns-Manville built one of the largest manufacturing plants in the city of Manville, New Jersey.

The plant manufactured asbestos-based products from the 1930s to 1985 and once employed 4,500 workers — 40% of Manville, New Jersey’s workforce.

While the plant was in business, asbestos fibers coated the town. Residents of Manville had a name for the white substance falling from the sky during this time: “snow.”

Falling asbestos coated the following Manville areas:

  • Homes
  • Schools
  • Playgrounds

Former employees and families who developed asbestos-related diseases eventually filed more than 900 lawsuits against Johns-Manville.

The company established a $2.5 Billion asbestos trust fund to pay victims and those who would later get sick (as asbestos-related diseases take decades to develop).

Manville isn’t the only place that New Jersey residents may have been exposed to asbestos.

Other work sites like construction areas and mines relied on asbestos-based products up through the 1980s. Asbestos also lurks in thousands of older homes and other structures today.

New Jersey mesothelioma lawyers maintain extensive databases of sites with a high risk of asbestos exposure in New Jersey and across the United States.

High-risk asbestos job sites in New Jersey include:

  • Abbott Manufacturing, Norwood
  • Princeton University, Princeton
  • Deepwater Power Plant, Deepwater
  • Westvaco Mineral Products, Carteret
  • New Jersey State Power Plant, Trenton
  • Deepwater Light And Power, Deepwater
  • Susquehanna Coal Company, Old Bridge
  • New Jersey State Hospital, Ancora, Morris
  • Armstrong Construction Supply, Elizabeth
  • Minerals Asbestos Corporation, Port Chester
  • American Sugar Refining Company, Jersey City
  • Simplex Automobile Company, New Brunswick
  • New Jersey State Capitol Heating Plant, Trenton
  • Minnesota Mining Company, Belle Mead, Freehold
  • Standard Motor Construction Company, Jersey City
  • Singer Manufacturing Company (multiple locations across New Jersey)
  • Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, Newark, Port Newark

Contact a New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer to see how you may have been exposed. These lawyers can also help you access financial benefits to cover your expenses.

Asbestos Rules and Regulations in New Jersey

New Jersey follows National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos as set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

New Jersey has not received federal approval to make its own workplace safety and health rules. Therefore, Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asbestos exposure standards apply in the private sector.

Consult with a New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer to see how these laws could affect your case.

New Jersey VA Information for Mesothelioma Victims

Like those exposed to asbestos on work sites, veterans also run a high risk of mesothelioma. All branches of the U.S. military relied on asbestos until the early 1980s.

The military used asbestos to make:

  • Air force planes
  • Barracks and bases
  • Jeeps, trucks, and tanks
  • Navy ships
Did You Know?

Over 6,000 veterans died from mesothelioma between 1999 and 2005. Veterans also make up 33% of all people diagnosed with mesothelioma today.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) knows that veterans with mesothelioma deserve the best care possible. The agency offers many benefits to help New Jersey veterans get medical care and compensation.

Notable VA benefits include:

  • Burial & funeral services
  • Disability compensation
  • Health care
  • Pension plans

Veterans can also access top medical treatments from some of the world’s best mesothelioma doctors through the VA.

Top VA mesothelioma doctors include:

The Mesothelioma Justice Network has no affiliation with and is not endorsed or sponsored by Dr. Robert B. Cameron. The contact information above is listed for informational purposes only. You have the right to contact Dr. Cameron directly. Visit the UCLA Health website to learn more about Dr. Robert Cameron.

New Jersey veterans can find local VA offices and health care centers in the list below. To contact these centers, visit va.gov.

Veterans Benefits Administration

  • Newark Regional Office, Newark
  • Earle Naval Weapons, Colt’s Neck
  • Fort Monmouth, Fort Monmouth
  • Fort Dix, Fort Dix
  • Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, Lakehurst
  • McGuire Air Force Base, McGuire AFB

VA Medical Centers

  • East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange
  • Lyons Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System, Lyons

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

  • James J. Howard Community Clinic (Brick, NJ)
  • Cape May County CBOC
  • Elizabeth CBOC
  • Hackensack CBOC
  • Hamilton CBOC
  • Jersey City CBOC
  • Burlington County CBOC (Marlton)
  • Morristown CBOC
  • Sussex Outpatient Clinic (Newton)
  • Atlantic County CBOC (Northfield)
  • Paterson CBOC
  • Piscataway CBOC
  • Veterans Health Clinic at Gloucester County (Sewell)
  • Tinton Falls Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Cumberland County CBOC (Vineland)

Veterans Centers

  • Bloomfield Veterans Centers
  • South Jersey Veterans Centers (Egg Harbor Township)
  • Trenton Vet Center (Ewing)
  • Lakewood Vet Center
  • Secaucus Vet Center

Veterans who want to file for VA benefits should first work with a New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer. These attorneys can learn how, when, and where military asbestos exposure occurred.

With this information — and the help of a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) — veterans can file for VA benefits.

AML and VFW Service Officers in New Jersey

The VA trains VSOs to help veterans file for military benefits. These VSOs work with organizations like the American Legion (AML), the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to help as many veterans as possible.

Veterans organizations have over 100 offices in New Jersey alone. See where some of these offices are located in the list below.

They include:

Newark

  • American Legion
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Veterans of World War I of the USA
  • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Wounded Warrior Project

Jersey City

  • New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Paterson

  • Veterans of World War I of the USA

Elizabeth

  • National Association of County Veterans Service

Edison

  • American Ex-Prisoners of War

Toms River

  • National Association of County Veterans Service

Trenton

  • Jewish War Veterans of the USA
  • New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Camden

  • Marine Corps League
  • The Retired Enlisted Association

Brick

  • New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Brunswick

  • New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Reach out to these offices to see how a VSO can help you. You can also contact a New Jersey mesothelioma law firm to file for legal compensation.

Learn More About New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers

A New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer can help you access financial compensation and get justice after a diagnosis.

An experienced New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer can:

  • Determine where and how you may have been exposed to asbestos
  • Note if your lawsuit falls within the state’s statute of limitations
  • File a lawsuit on your behalf
  • Retrieve compensation from a lawsuit

To see all the ways a New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer can help your case, get a free legal case review today.

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Mesothelioma Support Team
Stephanie KiddWritten by:

Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie Kidd grew up in a family of civil servants, blue-collar workers, and medical caregivers. Upon graduating Summa Cum Laude from Stetson University, she began her career specializing in worker safety regulations and communications. Now, a proud member of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and Editor-in-Chief of the Mesothelioma Justice Network, Stephanie serves as a voice for mesothelioma victims and their families.

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