Attorney Christopher M. Placitella Advises New Jersey Residents to Read an Article Which Addresses the Health Concerns of New Jersey Residents

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Attorney Christopher M. Placitella’s article ‘Why Are Mesothelioma Cases on the Rise’ provides insight into the alarming rate of mesothelioma victims expected to rise throughout the state of New Jersey.

Christopher M. Placitella, partner at the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C, has built his career holding companies accountable for actions which directly impact the health and safety of workers and their families throughout the state of New Jersey.

In an article which was published by New Jersey Lawyer (August 2011), Christopher M. Placitella identifies the various causes of concern for the health and safety of New Jersey residents. According to Placitella, “the number of new mesothelioma cases in New Jersey continues to increase despite the fact that asbestos has been removed from industrial and consumer products for many years.”    He goes on to state that, “more troubling, is that the last five years have witnessed a dramatic increase in mesothelioma diagnosed in nonindustrial-exposed asbestos victims, such as doctors, lawyers and teachers, who had no direct exposure to asbestos through their employment.” “Much more dangerous and insidious sources of asbestos exposure, however, results from demolishing or altering the drywall board panels that are ubiquitous (in homes) throughout the United States.”

Discussed are concerns over reports from The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that “many asbestos products remain in use and new asbestos-containing products continue to be manufactured in or imported into the United States.” The shocking analysis and facts shared by Placitella not only open the eyes of readers, but also demand that planned action must be taken to address the situation. According to Placitella it is important that “this information…be matched with national databases that catalogs the use of asbestos in industrial facilities, schools, buildings and consumer products,” so that the use and the impact of that use can be traced back to hold those accountable.

To read the article in its entirety and the impact of mesothelioma throughout the community, please click here or visit

About the Author
One of the country's leading legal authorities on mesothelioma, asbestos related diseases, and toxic torts, Christopher Placitella has been recognized by his peers, along with C/P/R's other senior partners, as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Chris has an award winning reputation within both the legal and non legal community for his commitment to those who have been harmed due to the wrongful conduct of others. Chris Placitella has a well deserved reputation for participating in a number of crucial landmark cases, many of which were, and still are, unprecedented. He believes that in the future, mesothelioma as a national health concern should be eradicated.

For more information on attorney Chrisopher M. Placitella or the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, visit If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos resulting in a mesothelioma diagnosis, please call (888) 375-7600 for a free legal consultation.

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