How Can You Sue for Asbestos Illness Decades After Exposure?
We see it in advertising throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and across the country ― asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and cancers of the colon, esophagus and larynx. Such diseases are often the result of an exposure to the dangerous substance decades ago. New Jersey asbestos injury attorneys often have to explain to patients that their serious illnesses may be related to where they worked or lived during earlier stages in their lives.
Currently, more than 1,300 cases involving asbestos claims are pending in New Jersey courts. This heavy caseload can be traced back to exposure to asbestos ― 20, 30, 40 and even 50 years ago ― in the workplace and even among family members who were exposed to the dangerous fibers when work clothes containing these fibers were laundered.
Due to the nature of heavy industry in the state, Pennsylvania asbestos injury attorneys work with many current and former workers who were made sick from asbestos exposure in the following types of workplaces:
- Construction (particularly around insulation and wallboard)
- Chemical plants
- Motor vehicle repair (particularly brake shops)
- Oil refineries
- Power plants
- Shipyards and steel mills
Establishing the cause of an illness is always a challenge in court, and making such a linkage decades after the fact is an important task for a patient’s legal team. This is why the firm of Nass Cancelliere., based in Philadelphia, can be an essential part of how patients get fair and justified compensation for the injury caused by a former employer. These are attorneys with experience in asbestos-related injuries and claims. They can be reached at 215-546-8200 or 856-427-9100. They have additional offices in Media, Pennsylvania and Westmont, New Jersey.