During the 20th century, tons of asbestos was mined in the United States and used in thousands of products. The companies who used asbestos, sponsored research that revealed the dangers of asbestos to their workers, their families and their customers as early as 1918, but chose to hide these studies to protect their profits. Because of their decision not to warn the public of the hazards of asbestos exposure, thousands have died from mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos related illnesses.
Filing a mesothelioma claim can help mesothelioma victims and their families receive compensation from the companies who exposed them to asbestos. These mesothelioma claims generally fall into two categories, personal injury claims and wrongful death claims. Personal injury claims are filed by patients who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and wrongful death claims can be filed by families who have lost a loved one as a result of mesothelioma.
The states of New York and New Jersey have their own unique statutes that limit the amount of time that victims and family members have to file their lawsuits before their claims may be barred.
Working with an experienced mesothelioma attorney can help you to receive the compensation that you deserve as efficiently as possible. Your attorney can prepare and file documents in the appropriate courts to begin your lawsuit. CLICK HERE to speak with a New York and New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer at a law firm exclusively devoted to handling mesothelioma claims.