Newark, New Jersey, is a bustling port city located on Newark Bay near the Atlantic Ocean. It was founded in 1666 and has a current population of 277,000. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the city became a major manufacturing center. Also, Port Newark is the largest container shipping facility on the East Coast.
Newark’s diverse manufacturing and construction businesses over the years meant that asbestos exposure was a problem for thousands of workers here over the years. (mesothelioma.com)
Some of the companies that exposed workers to asbestos include Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Pabst Brewery, Nyack Hospital, Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation, Anheuser-Busch, and Prudential Life Insurance. If you worked for one of those or other manufacturing companies in New Jersey, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering and more.
High-Industries for Asbestos Exposure in Newark and New Jersey
From 1999 through 2015, approximately 1,739 residents of the state and Newark died from asbestos cancer. New Jersey has a yearly mesothelioma death rate of almost 12 people per million, which is well above the national average. There are 38 asbestos mines and deposits in the state, and Somerset County has one of the highest mortality rates in the state from mesothelioma. (CDC.gov).
The New Jersey economy has long been dependent on the chemical industry. Asbestos is strongly resistant to chemical reactions, including heat and electrical resistance, so it has been used by many chemical companies. Some of the chemical companies that may have exposed workers to asbestos include Toms River Chemical Corporation, Tennaco Chemical Company, and Heyden Chemical Corporation.
Plastic brands such as Bakelite and Boontonware were manufactured in New Jersey since the early 20th century. Asbestos was often used in early plastic products to make it stronger and provide heat resistance. But it exposed workers and consumers to asbestos. Some of the companies that made plastics with asbestos in Newark and New Jersey include Union Plastics Corporation, CM Plastics Moulding Company, and Celanese Plastics in Belvidere.
A major event that occurred that caused greater use of asbestos in ships was when a cruise ship fire broke out off the New Jersey coast. Shipyards around the US began to use asbestos in the repair and construction of large vessels. Shipbuilding yards in Burlington and Camden exposed many shipbuilders to asbestos over many years.
There are many oil refineries in New Jersey because the state’s many chemical and oil companies require large amounts of petroleum. Some of the companies that exposed workers to asbestos in this field were Halliburton, Hess Oil and Chemical, Mobile, Chevron, and Esso.
New Jersey also is the home of many power plants and stations. These sites nearly always used high amounts of asbestos because it is such a good insulator against electricity and heat. Some of the power plants that exposed workers to asbestos were New Jersey Power and Light Company in Dover and Powerhouse Essex Station in Newark.
New Jersey is home to hundreds of construction companies as well as companies that manufacture construction parts. One of the worst firms to expose workers to asbestos was Johns-Manville Products Corporation, which was based in Manville. Other major asbestos and construction companies in the state were Repauno Construction, National Gypsum Company, and Vespi Construction.
New Jersey Asbestos Lawsuits
There have been several successful mesothelioma settlement lawsuits in New Jersey in recent years. One involved a man named Vincent Acceturo, who was a heavy truck mechanic with Penske Trucking based in Linden, New Jersey. Part of his work was to replace and repair braking systems in big trucks, such as Macks and Freightliners.
The replacement brake linings had high levels of asbestos fibers.
The company that supplied the brake parts to Penske was Combined Automotive. When he was only 33, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, which is extremely rare at such a young age. He died at only 34.
His widow filed a lawsuit in Middlesex County and she eventually was awarded $7.8 million in mesothelioma compensation.
Another asbestos lawsuit involved a man from Franklin Township who suffered a serious lung disease from asbestos exposure. He was awarded $2.1 million in mesothelioma compensation from Owens Corning Fiberglass. He was exposed to asbestos pipe insulation and had to breathe with an oxygen tank for 16 hours per day.
Newark Asbestos Attorney Information
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Newark or New Jersey, contact one of the attorneys below:
Keefe Law Firm
76 Ferry Street
Newark, New Jersey 07105
Keefe Law Firm opened its doors in 2005 and has developed a strong track record securing verdicts and settlements for people who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related health problems. The attorneys at this firm are highly skilled and aggressive and will work hard to get you the mesothelioma compensation you deserve.
Wilentz Attorneys At Law
90 Woodbridge Center Drive Suite 900
Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095
This law firm has a national reputation as a strong litigator in asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits. This law office has broad knowledge of New Jersey’s and New York’s industrial history and has access to large databases of the local sources of asbestos exposure. They can help you track down the companies that may have exposed you to asbestos and hold them accountable.
Lynch Law Firm
440 Route 17 North
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey 07604
The Lynch Law Firm are known as accomplished mesothelioma attorneys, and they may be able to pinpoint the location and time of your asbestos exposure. Contact them soon for a complimentary consultation and find out if you may be eligible for mesothelioma compensation.
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