Asbestos was widely used in the 1970s and into the 1980s, when the dangers associated with this toxic substance were fully understood and revealed. Thousands of individuals were exposed to and worked closely with asbestos during these years. Asbestos was seen as a product that had many desirable qualities such as durability, the ability to insulate well, and resistance to corrosion and fire. Asbestos was widely used in flooring, heat insulation and roofing.
Asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma, a rare but serious type of lung cancer. People who worked with asbestos in the years it was widely used are at risk for getting mesothelioma, asbestos, or another disease caused by asbestos exposure.
If you have been diagnosed with a disease linked to asbestos exposure, it is important to talk to both medical and legal experts who can help. At the law firm of Keefe Bartels. LLC, we offer a free consultation to talk about your legal options after experiencing asbestos exposure on the job. Contact us today.
Dedicated Occupational Disease Attorneys
Attorney Patrick Bartels has more than 25 years of experience representing workers who have been exposed to asbestos and subsequently been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis. Many firms only dabble in workers’ compensation matters. At Keefe Bartels, LLC, helping people who have been diagnosed with an occupational disease is our professional passion. We are dedicated to helping you. Even if we cannot provide the resources you need to recover financially after your diagnosis, we will get you in touch with someone who can.
We have worked with hundreds of electrical workers and members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). If you are an IBEW union member who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our firm.
We represent workers in a variety of industries who have been exposed to asbestos: electricians, pipefitters, steel and iron workers, and others. Contact our New Jersey law offices today to learn how we can help. Call toll free at 877-288-9247 or 732-224-9400.