New Jersey Asbestos Lawyer
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including New Jersey. Our principal attorney has intimate knowledge of this swift and devastating disease, from his proven advocacy on behalf of many clients and from the personal experience of his own father’s death.
Our dedicated team is focused on helping victims and their loved ones across New Jersey including Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Trenton, Camden, Clifton and East Orange to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.
Individuals in New Jersey may be exposed to asbestos at their occupation, jobsite or home from asbestos containing materials. Occupations with a higher than normal likelihood to be exposed to asbestos include plumbers, pipefitters, boilermakers, steamfitters, electricians, mechanics and school teachers. Jobsites where there is a likelihood of asbestos exposure in New Jersey include shipyards, chemical plants, power plants and oil refineries.
Power Plants in New Jersey Known for Asbestos Exposure
Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. Until the 1970’s, asbestos insulation was used in power plant equipment such as turbines, boilers, tanks, pumps, steam pipes, valves and other equipment throughout the power plant. Workers in the utility industry were at high risk of exposure to asbestos-containing products. Power plants in New Jersey where there may have been asbestos exposure include:
- Hope Creek Generating Station,
- Oyster Creek Generating Station and
- Salem Nuclear Generating Station
Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in New Jersey
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is oil refining. People exposed to asbestos at these oil refineries may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Examples of oil refineries in New Jersey where there was a high risk of asbestos exposure include:
- Exxon Refinery,
- Sunoil Refinery,
- Paragon Refinery,
- Coastal Eagle Point,
- Tosco Refining,
- Ashland Oil,
- Cities Service Refinery and
- Valero Energy
Shipyards in New Jersey Known for Asbestos Exposure
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is the ship building industry. Marine construction and repair workers and military personnel often worked around or with asbestos. Some of the asbestos containing materials often found on the jobsite were boilers, insulation, turbines, pumps, gaskets and cement to name a few. Shipyards in New Jersey include New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Naval Weapons Station and Todds Shipyard.
Chemical Plant Asbestos Exposure in New Jersey
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is chemical manufacturing. People exposed to asbestos at these chemical plants may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Examples of chemical plants in New Jersey include Industrial Liquid Chemical Company, Dupont Chemical, Inter Chemical Corp, Allied Chemical, Drew Chemical, American Cyanamid, Kalco Chemical, Monsanto Chemical, Mobil Chemical, Hooker/Occidental Chemical, Essex Chemical, IMC Chemical Group and General Chemical.
Older Building and Residential Exposure to Asbestos in New Jersey
Individuals in New Jersey are primarily exposed to asbestos at their workplace or at home while working with asbestos containing material (ACM). ACMs, for example, were used in the construction industry and a lot of construction materials in buildings and homes. ACM for construction material included wall board, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles to name a few. The problem arises during the renovation of older buildings and homes and the proper safety precautions are not in place to remove the ACMs. In New Jersey, there are numerous colleges, schools, hospitals and older buildings were asbestos containing materials was used.
The asbestos at the jobsite or contained in materials is most dangerous when it is disturbed or damaged because it can become airborne and when inhaled can attach to the mesothelial lining of the lung. This exposure can result in mesothelioma, the deadly form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen or the heart.
We Will Travel to You
Our lawyers will travel throughout New Jersey to assist victims and families. We provide a free case evaluation and there are no attorney fees unless we trace the sources of asbestos exposure and hold those parties accountable for monetary damages.
We understand the medical urgency and the financial impact of mesothelioma, asbestosis or asbestos-related lung cancer. For experienced, personalized representation during this very trying time, call us at 888-506-1131 or contact us online for a free consultation.