Our Goal is
YOUR PEACE OF MIND
We Provide Aggressive Representation and Compassionate Support for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cancer Victims
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.