New Jersey Mesothelioma Victim Will Have His Day in Court Against MetLife

Former US Navy Officer and asbestos exposure victim Harold Thomassen has many things to worry about. However, thanks to a New Jersey federal judge’s ruling, Thomassen will have his day in court. In a lawsuit against MetLife, Thomassen claims he was exposed to materials containing asbestos during his 30 years as a maintenance worker and pipefitter for the US Navy while on board two ships. The Court has rejected MetLife’s attempts to dismiss the case on technical grounds setting the stage for a trial by jury for Mr. Thomassen who suffers from Mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer with no known cure.

So, Thomassen may well win compensation from MetLife for his asbestos related injuries. It is a reminder that, if you suffer an asbestos related disease, even if you worked for a company or at a facility that has since shut down, you still have the right to compensation for your injuries or your family member’s Wrongful Death. If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related lung cancer and you don’t where to begin, an experienced asbestos attorney certainly will. It’s important to know that you do have options, no matter how long it’s been since exposure.

Barry Sugarman of the Sugarman Law Firm has represented workers injured from on the job asbestos exposure since 1992. This includes men and women who worked in shipyards, refineries, powerhouses and most every other occupation and trade one could readily name. He proudly represents all tradesmen and their families against the asbestos companies. Working with other experienced attorneys, Mr. Sugarman recently helped recover substantial money for the family of a Johns Manville Plant worker who died from mesothelioma. Sugarman is passionate about helping his clients hold the asbestos companies accountable for their dangerous, defective and deadly products.

Call us today for a free consultation and to discover how we can get you the justice you deserve while providing for your family’s future.

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