Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
Legal Assistance After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis – New Jersey Attorneys
People who worked in construction or heavy industrial sites are facing diagnosis of mesothelioma and other asbestos cancers or diseases – 20 to 50 years after they were originally exposed to asbestos. A mesothelioma diagnosis can come as a shock both to the individual diagnosed as well as his or her family. Due to the advanced stage of the disease, there is little time to ask questions or even come to terms with what lies ahead.
What to Do After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease, there are important steps you and your family can take now to alleviate the financial burdens caused by this devastating disease and to ensure your family’s financial security.
- Make a list of your work history: Most people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos during the early years of their career. In order to pursue a claim against negligent employers or manufacturers of asbestos products, it is important to have a complete list of all your former employers. We can verify this with Social Security records and investigate which types of asbestos-contaminated products you may have been exposed to.
- Discuss family work history with your doctor: Workers who were regularly exposed to asbestos may have unknowingly exposed their spouse and other family members to asbestos. It is important that family members address secondary asbestos exposure with their doctors and submit to regular examinations in order to detect potential signs of asbestos damage as early as possible.
- Hire an asbestos litigation attorney in the geographic region in which you worked: Lawyers throughout the United States are handling asbestos litigation on behalf of individuals suffering from mesothelioma or other diseases. While many of these law firms can provide acceptable representation, they will likely consult with local attorneys to address matters they cannot address out-of-state. By hiring an attorney who is located in the geographic region in which you worked, you can have confidence that your lawyer will be capable of accessing the necessary records and other information that will be critical to proving negligence and obtaining compensation in your mesothelioma lawsuit.
Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex, LLC is located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and has successfully handled mesothelioma litigation and other asbestos litigation involving workers who were exposed to asbestos during their work at any of the DuPont – Chamber Works plant facilities in South Jersey, the Texaco Refinery in New Jersey, the Mobil Oil refinery in New Jersey, the New York Shipyard in Camden, other petroleum and chemical processing facilities in New Jersey and other worksites throughout New Jersey and the Delaware Valley.
Contact our experienced attorneys at Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex following a mesothelioma diagnosis in South New Jersey.