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Bayonne Shipyard

Workers exposed to asbestos

During the last century, the shipbuilding industry made use of enormous amounts of asbestos, as the mineral has excellent insulating properties. On the average military ship, there were over 300 asbestos products, which greatly endangered the health of the military personnel serving aboard. Bayonne Shipyard is located in New Jersey and is still operating at the moment, although under the name of Bayonne Dry Dock & Repair Corp. Before 1980, people who were employed at this company were heavily exposed to asbestos, since they would have to build ships with construction materials that contained asbestos. When disturbed, these construction materials would release millions of toxic fibers in the air, which inevitably led to exposure, as workers were not provided with adequate protective equipment. Today, former Bayonne Shipyard workers who developed a disease as a consequence of asbestos exposure are eligible for compensation from the responsible company.

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Bayonne Shipyard employees exposed to asbestos

People who were working in construction at Bayonne Shipyard experienced the heaviest asbestos exposure, as they would have to install and move products that contained the carcinogenic mineral in large amounts. In the unfortunate event that you came to struggle with a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure, we are here to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve from Bayonne Shipyard. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys have vast experience in toxic exposure cases and will gladly offer you a free of charge case review. If you are deemed eligible for compensation, they will promptly begin working on your personal injury claim, which will be filed against the liable company. The occupational groups that were exposed to the asbestos products of this company are:

The only documents you will have to send your lawyer are your employment and medical records, as solid evidence must accompany your claim. Furthermore, to ensure the most favorable outcome, our resourceful legal experts will conduct research of their own to discover additional proof for your case. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation you qualify for from Bayonne Shipyard. However, it is important to keep in mind that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis, which should prompt you to take legal action immediately.

Thousands of Bayonne Shipyard employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Bayonne Shipyard workers


During the last century, secondary asbestos exposure was a frequent occurrence among the family members of asbestos workers. When a person inhales or ingests asbestos fibers from indirect sources, such as the work clothes of asbestos employees, secondary asbestos exposure occurs. Thereby, the wives of Bayonne Shipyard employees would be exposed to asbestos while laundering their work clothes, whereas their children would breathe in and swallow asbestos fibers when greeting their fathers upon returning home from the job with toxic dust on his clothes. If you developed a disease you suspect is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, please contact our law firm, as you may be entitled to compensation. We will thoroughly review your situation to tell you with certainty if you have a case. If you do, our attorneys will promptly begin working on your claim, which will also be filed against Bayonne Shipyard. The only documents you will have to provide your lawyer with are the employment records of your family member who worked for the company and your medical records, documents which will be used as evidence to support your case. In the end, you will recover the maximum compensation you qualify for from the liable company, a process that will take between 3 months to one year to complete. With the legal assistance of our attorneys and their legal team, you are bound to recover fair compensation for your injury.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Oftentimes, people who were severely injured by occupational asbestos exposure refuse to seek compensation from the responsible company, usually out of fear of a long and complicated legal process. If, however, you have a family member who worked for Bayonne Shipyard and lost their life to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, you can file a wrongful death claim to recover financial compensation on their behalf. Since 1990, our attorneys have been pursuing compensation for victims of asbestos exposure and their family members and will gladly help you as well. After a thorough initial discussion, you will have to send your attorney the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as their death certificate, which must state that their death was the result of a disease stemming from asbestos exposure, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. Depending on factors such as the severity of their diagnosis, you will receive the compensation you deserve on their behalf within 3 months to one year. It is important to know that the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, which will allow you to focus on more important aspects in the meantime. Lastly, you should know that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years from the moment of death in the majority of states, which should make taking legal action a priority for you.