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New Jersey Mesothelioma

New Jersey Asbestos Lawyer

At the Throneberry Law Group, we are dedicated to helping mesothelioma victims obtain the compensation that they deserve. Our law firm is also compassionate to victims because our principal attorney lost his father-in-law to the condition and knows firsthand how life-changing a mesothelioma diagnosis can be.

While we offer legal services throughout the country, we have helped many mesothelioma victims in New Jersey, including those in Camden, Clifton, East Orange, Edison, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, and Trenton.

The Centers for Disease Control report that New Jersey has a much higher mesothelioma death rate than other states. 1,739 New Jersey residents died from mesothelioma between 1999 and 2015. New Jersey workers who are engaged in the chemical, plastic, oil refining, power plant, and construction industries are at significant risk of being exposed to asbestos, even today. In the course of an average day, however, many other workers are at risk of coming into contact with asbestos including administrative assistants and elementary school teachers.

Asbestos Exposure at New Jersey Power Plants

Before details about the hazards involved with exposure were widely known, many power plants depended on asbestos due to the substance’s heat and fire resistant qualities. Because asbestos still remains at many power plants, workers are at substantial risk of being exposed to the material. Some of the power plants where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include:

  • Hope Creek Generating Station
  • Oyster Creek Generating Station
  • Salem Nuclear Generating Station
New Jersey Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure

New Jersey has a large oil refinery industry, which also valued the durability of asbestos before knowledge about the material’s dangerous qualities was learned. Some of the oil refineries where workers are at risk of having exposed to asbestos include:

  • Amerada-Hess
  • Ashland Oil
  • Cities Service Refinery
  • Coastal Eagle Point
  • Exxon Refinery
  • Mobil
  • Paragon Refinery
  • Sunoil Refinery
  • Tosco Refining
  • Valero Energy
Asbestos Exposure at New Jersey Shipyards

New Jersey has a thriving shipping industry, which depended on asbestos for many years to act as an insulant on boats that would help to combat fires. Asbestos was also placed in various pieces of machinery at boatyards including gaskets and turbines. Some of the New Jersey shipyards where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include the following:

  • Naval Weapons Station
  • New York Shipbuilding Corporation
  • Todds Shipyard
Asbestos Exposure at New Jersey Chemical Plants

For several decades, the chemical industry has played a vital role in New Jersey's economy. Due to its durable nature, asbestos was commonly used for many years by companies in the chemical industry. Some of the chemical plants in New Jersey where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include:

  • Allied Chemical
  • American Cyanamid
  • Drew Chemical
  • Dupont Chemical
  • Essex Chemical
  • General Chemical
  • Hooker/Occidental Chemical
  • IMC Chemical Group
  • Industrial Liquid Chemical Company
  • Inter Chemical Corporation
  • Kalco Chemical
  • Mobil Chemical
  • Monsanto Chemical
The Risk of Asbestos Exposure for New Jersey Residents

There 38 asbestos mines and natural deposits in New Jersey with Gloucester, Salem, and Somerset county have the highest rate of mesothelioma deaths. All residents of New Jersey, however, are at risk of coming into contact with asbestos on an average day. This is because asbestos was once heavily used in numerous types of construction materials, which still remain in buildings and public accommodations. Asbestos is not dangerous unless it is moved. Once disrupted, fibers from asbestos can end up lodged in the lining of a person’s abdomen, heart, or lungs. Unfortunately, many people are not even aware that they have been exposed to asbestos until years or decades later when a terminal diagnosis is made.

A Compassionate Mesothelioma Attorneys Will Travel to You

If you are unable to make it to meet with us, our attorneys are prepared to travel anywhere in New Jersey or across the country to meet with you at a location that is convenient. During a free case evaluation, we will review your various available options to pursue compensation. We do not ask for legal fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation, which means that you do not need to worry about how you will pay for an attorney. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131 or schedule an initial consultation online.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
You are the reason my mother was able to cope with losing a loved one. You and your staff are always helpful and go above and beyond to help. You have been great to my family and especially my mother. My mother would always come out of your office with a peace of mind. R.S.
★★★★★
We are so appreciative of the results Michael Throneberry got for us! Michael Throneberry and the attorneys we worked with were focused on our peace of mind and seemed to care for my family and me as if we were family. They truly get it. We were thrilled with the result and would recommend this firm to anyone. M.S.
★★★★★
During one of my family's darkest and trying times, Michael Throneberry was there to provide help. His personal experience with mesothelioma made certain that he advised us like family. Thank you, you are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and let him help you during this trying time. He is a true 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. T.S.
★★★★★
Michael Throneberry gave me a whole new outlook on attorneys'! A very caring person who was more concerned with my health than a case. Truly unexpected! He explained possible conditions in english and even found the right doctors in my area. Prepared me for the right questions to ask the doctors so that I can understand my illness better. A great person and a great human being! Thank you. Greg