Cancers & Diseases

Centers for Diseases Control & Prevention

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services has statutory responsibility for preventing the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

Occupational Diseases

An occupational disease is a disease or disorder that is caused by the work or working conditions in NJ or elsewhere. This means that the disease must have developed due to exposures in the workplace and that the correlation between the exposures and the disease is well known in medical research.

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There are thousands of different types of diseases that affect us or our loved ones every day. Some of these diseases may be contracted due to someone else’s negligence. If you have been diagnosed with a disease as a result of someone else’s negligence, please call our office today to discuss your rights at 732-324-7600. Our professional team of attorneys will be happy to assist you with getting started in the right direction.

Foodborne Illnesses-Food Poisoning

Food poisoning and other food-borne illnesses are silent attackers. The tainted product often shows no signs of contamination—until our bodies react violently to the offending toxin, be it salmonella, E. coli, or other bacteria. Generally, we feel better with little or no treatment. But sometimes, serious internal injuries—or even death—can result.

When food manufacturers and restaurants fail to follow strict standards for quality, safety, and cleanliness, they should be held responsible. So if you’ve contracted food poisoning due to someone else’s negligence, contact foodborne illness attorney to advocate on your behalf.

The Challenge of Food-Poisoning Claims in NJ

Because the defects are microscopic, food-borne-illness claims are challenging to prove. However, we have a great deal of experience with these types of product liability cases, and we’ll work diligently to compile all the facts surrounding your affliction.

Undercooked meals and poorly manufactured food products are the chief reasons for food poisoning. We’ll perform meticulous due diligence to find out who is responsible for these oversights, often recruiting a network of qualified food-industry experts to help pinpoint the responsible party and pursue damages.

Serious Business

Feeling sick is the least of your problems with food poisoning. It can often lead to serious damage to the kidney and liver. In some cases, death can occur. Whether our personal injury attorneys negotiate a settlement of take your case to trial, we’re prepared to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

If you or a family member has suffered a serious personal injury, make sure you get the representation you deserve. Call our office today at 732.324.7600, or click here to contact a food poisoning attorney immediately.

 

NJ Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Listeria

Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem in the United States. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected. The risk may be reduced by following recommendations for safe food preparation, consumption, and storage.

When two or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne disease outbreak. The list on this page primarily represents multistate foodborne outbreak investigations involving Listeria since 2006 where CDC was the lead public health agency. For a complete listing of reported outbreaks please use the Foodborne Outbreak Online Database (FOOD) tool.

Recent Outbreaks

2016

Frozen Vegetable Recall

Since March 2016, CDC has been collaborating with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis). Listeria can cause a serious, life-threatening illness. Eight people infected with the outbreak strains of Listeria have been reported from three states since September 13, 2013.

All eight people were hospitalized, including one from Maryland and one from Washington who died, although listeriosis was not considered to be a cause of death for either person. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence available at this time indicates that frozen vegetables produced by CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington and sold under various brand names are one likely source of illness in this outbreak. Investigations are ongoing to determine if food sources used to manufacture CRF Frozen Foods products could explain some of the illnesses.

On April 23, 2016, CRF Frozen Foods recalled 11 frozen vegetable products because they may be contaminated with Listeria. On May 2, 2016, CRF Frozen Foods expanded the initial recall to include all organic and traditional frozen vegetable and fruit products processed in its Pasco, Washington facility since May 1, 2014. Approximately 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands were recalled. CDC recommends that consumers do not eat, and restaurants and retailers do not serve or sell, recalled organic and traditional frozen vegetables and fruit products.

If you have had a listeria infection, our NJ disease attorneys can advise you of your legal rights. Call our office today at 732.324.7600, or click here to contact us immediately.

 

Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ disease is a bacterial ailment classified as a type of pneumonia. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Legionnaires’ can be contracted by breathing in water mist that contains the bacteria but does not spread person-to-person. The New York City Department of Health says the disease is generally traced to plumbing systems like hot tubs, humidifiers, cooling towers and large air conditioning systems. In this case, authorities have determined the disease has spread via five local cooling towers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 8,000 to 18,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease each year. Those most at risk of infection are men and women over age 50, smokers, people with chronic lung disease and those with weak immune systems, according to the NIH. Most people who are infected will not get sick, but those who do can experience respiratory issues like fever, cough, and chills. Symptoms of the infection usually do not emerge until two to 10 days after exposure.

NJ Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with legionnaires’ disease, please speak to an experienced lawyer at our firm today 732-324-7600.

To read more about the outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in New York City, please visit this link.

 

Mesothelioma Lawyers

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare, asbestos-related cancer that forms on the thin protective tissues that cover the lungs and abdomen. A combined approach to treatment is helping people improve their survival and ease symptoms, but many people will need to seek a mesothelioma or asbestos attorney.

Did you know that doctors diagnose an estimated 3,000 cases of mesothelioma annually in the U.S.? The majority of those are traced to job-related exposures to asbestos. Most people have the pleural type, which forms on the lining of the lungs, but the cancer can also form around the lining of the abdomen or heart.

Although asbestos use in this country has dropped in recent decades, a steady number of people are still getting mesothelioma. That’s because this cancer can take anywhere from 20 to 50 years after asbestos exposure before symptoms appear, and an oncologist can make a definitive diagnosis.

While there’s no cure for mesothelioma and the outlook is generally poor, researchers have made significant progress in understanding the cancer and developing new treatment options and alternative therapies.

Risk Factors

Factors that Increase the Risk of Mesothelioma
And Who Should Contact an Asbestos Attorney:

These factors are courtesy of Asbestos.com.

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Working at an asbestos mine or asbestos processing plant

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Working in a high-risk occupational setting, such as the construction or automotive industries

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Serving on military ships or facilities built with products containing asbestos
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Living in a residential area near an asbestos mine
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Disturbing asbestos products during a home renovation without proper safety measures

 

Aside from risk factors associated with asbestos, exposure to minerals with similar properties to asbestos, a person’s age, gender, other elements may increase the likelihood of developing the disease.

Have You Been Affected by Asbestos in NJ?

Our NJ cancer attorneys can advise you of your legal rights. Call our office today at 732.324.7600, or click here to contact us immediately.