New Jersey Pleural Disease Attorney
Suffering from pleural disease due to asbestos exposure can be devastating, both physically and financially. If pleural disease is affecting you or a loved one, a compassionate New Jersey pleural disease attorney at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP can help. You don’t have to go up against previous employers, major product manufacturers, or insurance companies alone. At our firm, our attorneys have a proven record of success handling asbestos-related lawsuits. We may be able to secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf to pay for your illness-related damages and losses. Call (833) 726-6326 for a free pleural disease case evaluation with one of our attorneys.
What You Need to Know About Pleural Disease
The pleura is the thin tissue that lines the lungs and the inside of the chest wall. Between the lungs and the wall of the chest is the area known as the pleural space, normally filled with a small amount of fluid to help the lungs expand and deflate as you breathe. If something such as a viral infection, chest injury, or asbestos inhalation damages the pleura, the individual can suffer from a few different pleural diseases and health complications. The most common types of pleural disease are as follows:
- Hemothorax, when blood invades the pleural cavity
- Pleural effusion, when excess fluid builds up in the pleural space
- Pleural tumors, when tumors that form in the pleura
- Pleurisy, which is an infection of the pleural space
- Pneumothorax, when air or gas enters the pleural space
Symptoms of pleural diseases vary according to the type. Pleurisy, for example, may cause a fever, cough, sore throat, and shallow breathing, while pneumothorax typically doesn’t exhibit any symptoms. Pleural diseases can stem from other lung diseases, including asbestosis and mesothelioma. Although viral infection is the most common cause of pleurisy, exposure to asbestos is one of the possible causes of pleural diseases.
Did Asbestos Cause Your Pleural Disease?
If you worked in construction, naval yards, shipbuilding, auto repairs, pipe insulating, industrial factories, asbestos mining, or other industries that may have exposed you to asbestos prior to the U.S. ban on the substance, you may have grounds for a lawsuit after receiving a pleural disease diagnosis. There is chance your disease traces back to asbestos exposure, even if it was 10 to 30 years ago. Asbestos-related diseases can take decades to appear after initial contact or inhalation of asbestos. Don’t rule out asbestos exposure until you talk to an asbestos attorney in New Jersey.
If evidence exists of a connection between your pleural disease and asbestos, legal action may be available to you in New Jersey. The lawyers at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, have experience representing clients in asbestos-related disease cases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma claims in New Jersey. We can help you join a class action lawsuit or file your own claim against one or more parties that might be legally responsible for your exposure.
Contact a New Jersey Pleural Disease Lawyer Today
A successful asbestos lawsuit could result in compensation for your disease-related losses. These can include your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. Our lawyers can help you get to the cause of your pleural disease and take a stand against negligent parties. To learn more about your individual case, call (833) 726-6326 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a New Jersey pleural disease attorney.