One of the worst causes of lung-related disease that impacts millions of Americans is asbestos. For years, it was used to insulate buildings, in car brakes, and throughout shipyards, and only recently have people begun taking a stand against manufacturers and employers that exposed so many people to asbestos. These fibers can be easily inhaled and people may not even be aware that they are inhaling it because it breaks down into very small particles. Asbestos can result in diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, and pulmonary fibrosis that may ultimately lead to death.
Asbestos is unfortunately still found in many old homes and buildings. It can be expensive to remove and therefore, some people are aware of it but simply fail to fix the problem, which can put anyone who enters the structure at risk for inhalation and life-threatening disease.
If you have been the victim of a disease related to exposure to asbestos, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party. You may be able to collect compensation for your asbestos-related injuries that can assist you in paying for your medical expenses, time out of work, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. It is imperative that you consult with an attorney that is experienced in fighting for the rights of those who have been impacted by asbestos exposure due to no fault of their own.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters of personal injury, medical malpractice, medical device injuries, unsafe drug injuries, consumer protection, bankruptcy, SSD, or criminal law in New Jersey, please contact Tomes Law Firm, PC and we will be happy to assist you.