Second Hand Asbestos Exposure Can Lead to Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a fatal form of cancer which is caused by breathing asbestos fibers. While most diagnosed cases have occurred among people who worked around the toxic substance, second hand asbestos exposure can also cause health problems and mesothelioma lawsuits have been successfully brought by spouses, children and other family members of workers who came directly in contact with asbestos and carried the fibers home on their clothes or in the hair.
>>INFORMATION: Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure
Since 1929, over 600,000 asbestos lawsuits have been filed against more than 6,000 different defendants over the development of mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. It is one of the largest and longest-running mass torts in U.S. history, with the total payouts estimated to exceed $200 billion one day.
A growing number of lawsuits are being filed by those who were not directly exposed to asbestos by working around the toxic substances, but by living in the same house as those who came into direct contact.
Wives who have washed the clothing of their husbands, children who were held by their parents after arriving home from work covered in the fibers, and other similar situations have resulted in successful lawsuits for compensation against the manufacturers of asbestos and products that contain asbestos.
SPOUSE AND CHILDREN ASBESTOS LAWYERS
The asbestos lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate potential claims throughout the United States for mesothelioma caused by either direct or indirect exposure to asbestos.
Unfortunately, mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases are often not diagnosed until years have passed from exposure. Therefore, it is important to have any potential claim reviewed as soon as possible after a diagnosis to make sure that your family’s rights are protected.
To have an attorney review your potential case to determine whether compensation may be available for your family, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.