New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyer / Attorney
Asbestos exposure has been subject of intense litigation for more than 30 years and it continues to hold a prominent place in courthouses throughout the United States. People who worked in the asbestos industry, in chemical and petrochemical facilities, in plastics manufacturing, at shipyards and at power plants are the largest group that has brought suit. But many other occupations were also asbestos exposed, such as carpenters, laborers, plumbers and pipe fitters. Asbestos exposure can cause a number of diseases. Asbestosis (scarring of lung tissue and/or scarring of the pleura (the outside lining of the lung)), is the most common. Asbestosis is not cancer, but it can be fatal.
Asbestos also causes lung cancer, especially when the asbestos exposed individual was also a cigarette smoker. And, asbestos also causes mesothelioma, which is a cancer that starts in the outside lining of the lung (the pleura) or the outside lining of the stomach (the peritoneum). Mesothelioma is always fatal.
Shapiro and Sternlieb are associated with lawyers that have been involved in asbestos litigation since its infancy and they have represented thousands of mesothelioma and asbestos disease victims. If you are looking for an asbestos or mesothelioma lawyer, we can help. Located in Manalapan, New Jersey, our attorney services extend to the Newark, Princeton, East Brunswick, Freehold, Wall, Red Bank & Elizabeth New Jersey areas. If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos, has contracted lung cancer or has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact us today for a free consultation.