Mesothelioma & Asbestos Law Firm In New Jersey

New Jersey

New Jersey mesothelioma lawyers need to understand not only state and local laws related to asbestos exposure, but also liability issues, the corporate practices of offending businesses and how victims can get compensation.

At Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen, our team of asbestos lawyers has deep knowledge and practical involvement in New Jersey mesothelioma cases. We have represented clients in cities and towns from Ocean City to Newark, NJ, for mesothelioma claims. We’re prepared to guide you through the legal process to secure the compensation you deserve.

Filing Mesothelioma Lawsuits in New Jersey

If you provided military service, were employed, or lived in New Jersey, and you were exposed to asbestos that resulted in mesothelioma, you may be able to file a lawsuit. This may be true even if you don’t live in the state anymore.

Our experienced asbestos law firm can help you prove liability, file your claim, choose the most favorable location for your case and get compensation.

Mesothelioma Compensation in New Jersey

Mesothelioma victims or their families can choose to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit to get compensation for various costs associated with the disease. This can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering

You can also file a mesothelioma trust fund claim, which typically has a lower burden of proof than a lawsuit. The amount of compensation can vary depending on your circumstances, but an experienced asbestos lawyer can help you get the most from your claim.

Meet Our Mesothelioma Lawyers

Our team of mesothelioma lawyers has won some of the highest awards and settlements in the country, and we’re proud to serve residents of New Jersey who’ve been exposed to asbestos.

New Jersey Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for mesothelioma and asbestos personal injury claims is 2 years from date of diagnosis. For wrongful death claims, victims’ families have 2 years from the time a loved one passes away to file their claim.

Because there is only a limited time to gather evidence and file a claim, victims in New Jersey and their families are encouraged to consult a mesothelioma lawyer who is experienced with asbestos-related claims. Waiting too long to act could result in the statute of limitations running out. This could result in a loss of rights to compensation for you or your family.

Settlements for Mesothelioma Clients Living in New Jersey

It's important to note that individual mesothelioma cases vary based upon a number of factors and prior client settlements do not guarantee a similar outcome for your case. However, you can rest assured our asbestos law firm will fight for you.

We’ve obtained some of the highest settlements in the country, including a $6 million award for a Navy veteran in New Jersey. If you have any questions about your legal rights, please contact our asbestos law firm.

State Disease Occupation / Exposure Age ~ Monies to Date
NJ Mesothelioma Navy Worker / Plumber 66 ~$6,000,000
NJ Mesothelioma Boilermaker 71 ~$4,600,000
NJ Mesothelioma Navy / Insulator 66 ~$4,600,000
NJ Mesothelioma Army Worker / Powerhouse Worker 82 ~$4,300,000
NJ Mesothelioma Household / Machine Operator 56 ~$4,000,000
NJ Mesothelioma Steelworker / Household Worker 68 ~$3,800,000
NJ Mesothelioma Navy / Boiler Operator 66 ~$3,600,000
NJ Mesothelioma Construction 71 ~$2,900,000
NJ Mesothelioma Steamfitter 61 ~$2,900,000
NJ Mesothelioma Army / Plumber 85 ~$2,900,000
NJ Mesothelioma Construction / Home Renovations 82 ~$2,600,000
NJ Mesothelioma Laborer 61 ~$2,600,000

Job Sites in New Jersey with Documented Mesothelioma Cases

Asbestos was used in many New Jersey industries starting in the 1800s, especially its booming shipbuilding and oil refining industries. Hundreds of major jobsites throughout New Jersey have put unsuspecting workers at risk for exposure to asbestos. For example, at Chevron Oil in Perth Amboy, NJ, asbestos may have affected hundreds of workers.

ELSM mesothelioma lawyers have represented clients who worked at the following major job sites in New Jersey:

  • Bayway Refinery - Bayway
  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation - Hoboken
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb - New Brunswick
  • Camden Shipyard - Camden
  • Chevron Usa, Inc. - Perth Amboy
  • Ciba-Geigy - Summit, Toms River
  • E.I. Dupont De Nemours Powder Company - Parlin
  • Esso Standard Oil Company - Bayonne
  • Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Company - Kearny
  • Hercules Powder Company - Gibbstown
  • Johns Manville Products Corporation - Manville
  • Lakehurst Naval Air Station - Lakehurst
  • Lederle Labs - Newark
  • Merck & Company, Inc. - Rahway
  • New Jersey State Reformatory - Bordentown
  • New York Shipbuilding - Camden
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation - New Brunswick
  • Public Services Electric & Gas Company - Hamilton Township
  • Rutgers University - New Brunswick
  • Socony Mobil Oil Company - Paulsboro
  • Todd Shipyard - Hoboken
  • Toms River Cincinnati Chemical Company - Toms River

Asbestos exposure has occurred at many other jobsites in New Jersey as well. We can work with you or your loved one who was exposed to asbestos while on the job no matter where in New Jersey you live and work, either currently or in the past.

ELSM Clients Living in New Jersey

The mesothelioma lawyers of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen have represented clients all over the state of New Jersey. Our clients live in the towns and cities of New Jersey listed below:

Top New Jersey Cities and Towns Where ELSM Clients Live

Asbury Park, NJ 1 Barnegat, NJ 1
Barnegat Township, NJ 1 Basking Ridge, NJ 1
Bayonne, NJ 2 Belford, NJ 2
Bellmawr, NJ 1 Belvidere, NJ 1
Bergenfield, NJ 1 Brick, NJ 1
Browns Mills, NJ 1 Carneys Point, NJ 1
Chatham, NJ 1 Cherry Hill, NJ 2
Clark, NJ 1 Collingswood, NJ 1
Columbus, NJ 1 Cranford, NJ 2
Deptford, NJ 2 East Brunswick, NJ 1
East Orange, NJ 1 Edgewater Park, NJ 1
Edison, NJ 1 Egg Harbor Township, NJ 1
Elmer, NJ 1 Emerson, NJ 1
Flemington, NJ 1 Forked River, NJ 1
Franklinville, NJ 3 Galloway, NJ 1
Gloucester City, NJ 1 Great Meadows, NJ 1
Hackensack, NJ 1 Hamilton, NJ 1
Hammonton, NJ 2 Harrington Park, NJ 1
Hightstown, NJ 1 Holmdel, NJ 1
Howell, NJ 2 Keyport, NJ 1
Lakewood, NJ 1 Little Falls, NJ 1
Little Silver, NJ 1 Lumberton, NJ 1
Lyndhurst, NJ 1 Manasquan, NJ 1
Manchester, NJ 3 Mantua, NJ 1
Marlboro, NJ 1 Marlton, NJ 1
Medford, NJ 1 Mercerville, NJ 1
Midland Park, NJ 1 Millstone Township, NJ 1
Monroe Township, NJ 2 Montclair, NJ 1
National Park, NJ 1 Newark, NJ 1
North Arlington, NJ 1 Northvale, NJ 2
Oak Ridge, NJ 1 Ocean City, NJ 2
Oxford, NJ 1 Paulsboro, NJ 1
Pemberton, NJ 1 Pennington, NJ 1
Perth Amboy, NJ 2 Pittsgrove, NJ 1
Port Murray, NJ 1 Rahway, NJ 1
Randolph, NJ 2 Red Bank, NJ 1
Ringoes, NJ 1 Saddle Brook, NJ 1
Saddle River, NJ 2 Sayreville, NJ 1
Seaside Park, NJ 1 Sewell, NJ 1
Shamong, NJ 1 Shiloh, NJ 1
Somers Point, NJ 2 Somerset, NJ 1
Swedesboro, NJ 1 Teaneck, NJ 1
Toms River, NJ 2 Turnersville, NJ 3
Union, NJ 2 Upper Saddle River, NJ 1
Ventnor City, NJ 1 Vernon, NJ 1
Warren, NJ 1 Wayne, NJ 1
Westfield, NJ 1 Whiting, NJ 1
Williamstown, NJ 1 Woodstown, NJ 1
Wrightstown, NJ 1

Total number of New Jersey towns and cities represented by ELSM: 97

New Jersey Asbestos Laws

Since the Environmental Protection Agency enacted regulations in 1976, asbestos use throughout the country, including New Jersey, has declined. However, many older buildings in the state still contain asbestos.

New Jersey follows federal rules as well as its own Asbestos Control and Licensing Act (ACLA), which regulates the removal and disposal of asbestos. State law also allows individuals and their families to sue for personal injury or wrongful death within a set timeframe known as the statute of limitations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sue for mesothelioma in New Jersey?

Yes. If you were exposed to asbestos in the state of New Jersey and developed mesothelioma, you may be able to file a lawsuit. An experienced asbestos lawyer can help you prove your claim.

How do I file a mesothelioma claim in New Jersey?

Filing a mesothelioma claim in New Jersey can be a long and complex process. With a mesothelioma lawyer on your side, you can focus on your treatment and your family, instead of on your case.

What is the statute of limitations for mesothelioma claims in New Jersey?

If you’re a mesothelioma patient, you have 2 years from diagnosis to file a personal injury claim. If you have a loved one who passed away from mesothelioma, you have 2 years from the date they died to file a wrongful death claim.

Can family members of mesothelioma victims file a claim in New Jersey?

Yes. Family members can file a claim for wrongful death and obtain compensation for funeral expenses, bills and loss of companionship. Family members can also file claims with asbestos trust funds.

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Request a free case evaluation now if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. The evaluation will cost you nothing. Our lawyers will travel to visit you at your convenience or conference call with you over the phone. We understand how difficult a time this is for you and will assist in any way that we can. You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-336-0086 at any time.