Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Bethlehem Shipyard workers
If you shared a house with a family member who was working for Bethlehem Shipyard during the last century, you were exposed to asbestos as well. Secondary asbestos exposure was a very frequent occurrence among the family members of employees who would handle dangerous products on the job without the protective equipment they needed. As a result, they would return home from work covered in asbestos dust, which would subsequently be inhaled and ingested by their family members. While their wives were exposed to asbestos by laundering their work clothes, their children came in contact with the toxic mineral when greeting their fathers upon returning home from the job. If you struggle with a disease that you suspect is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm, as we have vast experience in asbestos exposure cases. After a thorough discussion with our attorneys, they will determine if you have a case. If you do, they will promptly begin preparing your claim, which will also be filed against Bethlehem Shipyard. The only documents you will have to provide your lawyer with are the employment records of your family member and your medical records, as solid evidence must accompany your case. Furthermore, to discover additional evidence that can grant a favorable outcome for your claim, our legal experts will conduct research of their own. In the end, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis, which will highly depend on the severity of your disease.
Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members
Oftentimes, people who struggle with a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure refuse to seek the compensation they deserve from the liable company, usually out of fear of a long and complicated legal process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member to a disease stemming from workplace asbestos exposure, we are here to help you recover financial compensation on their behalf. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the family members of asbestos victims, our lawyers are bound to recover a fair sum of money for your deceased loved one. You will have to send the attorney who will be taking care of your wrongful death claim the employment and medical records of your family member, as well as their death certificate, which must state that their death was the consequence of a disease caused by asbestos exposure, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. These documents will stand as evidence in your wrongful death claim, since pertinent evidence must accompany it. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation available on behalf of your lost family member. It is important, however, to 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 prompt you to take legal action as soon as possible.