New Jersey Asbestos Lawyer
Did you work with asbestos in New Jersey? Mesothelioma and asbestosis claimed the lives of no fewer than 2,210 New Jersey residents between 1999 and 20101. This total does not account for those killed by other asbestos cancers, such as lung cancer, colon cancer, laryngeal cancer, and stomach cancer.
GPW's asbestos attorneys are familiar with many of the industrial, Chemical, Hospital, Other, Paper Mill, Power Station, Refinery, School, Shipyard, Steelmill and other types of job sites throughout New Jersey where asbestos exposure occurred. Some of the New Jersey workers our law firm has helped were injured by asbestos at companies and sites in the 40 cities listed below.
- Atlantic City
- Beesley's Point
- Bound Brook
- Cherry Hill
- Forked River
- Fort Monmouth
- Ft. Dix
- Jersey City
- Lacey Township
- Lower Allaways Creek
- Morris Plains
- New Brunswick
- North Bergen
- Somemers Point
- South River
Asbestos Lawsuits, New Jersey, & Experience
Thousands of Americans were exposed to asbestos on the job in New Jersey. Connecting the dots between places, products, and people you worked with over a career can be a challenging and complicated process. However, knowing the places you worked, what products were used there, and having the corroborating testimony of coworkers are all important factors in successfully pursuing your asbestos lawsuit in New Jersey.
Further complicating these already difficult cases, asbestos exposure injuries can take decades to become apparent, therefore it is not unusual for a client to have moved from New Jersey before their asbestos disease became apparent. In most states, once you have been diagnosed, the statute of limitations (or the time in which you can file suit) begins to run. Questions about New Jersey's statute of limitations in asbestos cases? [Contact us.]
Whether you lived in New Jersey for years or just during one summer years ago, we have the knowledge and resources track down the companies, products, & places where your asbestos exposure occurred. Our asbestos lawyers and support staff are familiar with long gone job sites and thousands of asbestos-containing products not only used in New Jersey, but nationwide. If you are looking for an asbestos lawyer in New Jersey, please contact us today to see how we can help you.
Malignant Mesothelioma in New Jersey's Counties
Between 1999 and 2010, 1,308 deaths were attributed to mesothelioma in New Jersey. Nationwide, mesothelioma claimed 29,827 people, making New Jersey rank number 8 out of 51 (all 50 states plus the District of Columbia). Only 7 other states suffered from more mesothelioma deaths than New Jersey.
In order to more accurately compare deaths, instead of using raw numbers, as reported above, epidemiologists often use age-adjusted death rates. Age adjusted death rates take into account the average age of residents, as a county or state with an older average age is naturally going to see more deaths than an area with a younger average age.
Between 2000 and 2009, the following New Jersey counties have the highest age-ajusted death rates from malignant mesothelioma (only New Jersey counties with at least 10 mesothelioma deaths are included):
- Atlantic County (13.99)
- Bergen County (11.06)
- Burlington County (17.22)
- Camden County (22.84)
- Cape May County (18.05)
- Cumberland County (13.12)
- Essex County (5.97)
- Gloucester County (27.32)
- Hudson County (5.39)
- Hunterdon County (21.60)
- Mercer County (8.43)
- Middlesex County (16.38)
- Monmouth County (9.44)
- Morris County (14.38)
- Ocean County (13.81)
- Passaic County (9.53)
- Salem County (17.29)
- Somerset County (32.57)
- Sussex County (13.35)
- Union County (9.88)
- Warren County (15.47)
- Statistics on mesothelioma and asbestosis deaths from CDC and NIOSH Work-Rleated Lung Disease (WoRLD) Surveillance System [link]
Mesothelioma in New Jersey
The above chart shows the number of deaths attributed to mesothelioma in New Jersey annually since 1999. (Note: After 2005, data is not included from years where less than 10 deaths were reported.)
Asbestosis in New Jersey
Above is a chart of deaths resulting from asbestosis in New Jersey every year since 1996.
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