Victims of Secondary Asbestos Exposure Are Also Eligible for Financial Compensation from Combustion Engineering
Oftentimes, due to poor industrial hygiene, asbestos workers would return home covered in toxic dust, unknowingly exposing their family members to carcinogenic fibers. This is referred to as secondary asbestos exposure. Millions of people came in contact with the mineral under these circumstances during the heyday of asbestos, a significant portion of whom are currently struggling with serious diseases such as lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. It is estimated that secondary exposure is the culprit behind up to 10% of asbestos-related deaths. Because the diseases asbestos is notorious for causing may take even 50 years to develop, hundreds of secondary exposure victims still emerge annually in the U.S.
If you lived under the same roof as a Combustion Engineering employee while the company was using asbestos and suspect your illness is the result of secondary exposure, we urge you to contact our lawyers immediately. Having recovered over $1.4 billion for workers injured by asbestos exposure and their families, they will carefully evaluate your case and choose the optimal course of action to obtain the maximum compensation you are eligible for. It is important to know that cases involving asbestos exposure have a statute of limitations, so taking legal action as soon as you have a formal diagnosis is crucial if you want to recover the money you deserve. Whether you have decided to file a claim or have questions about the legal process, feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
Legal assistance in asbestos exposure claims for former Combustion Engineering employees and family members
Similarly to other asbestos companies, Combustion Engineering could not keep up with paying out compensation to each individual, so they filed for bankruptcy protection in 2002 and created a trust fund four years later. Nowadays, anyone who was employed at Combustion Engineering and became ill due to the asbestos exposure they were subjected to on the job can recover compensation from the trust fund of the company. A lawyer with vast experience in handling personal injury cases involving asbestos exposure is the ideal professional to help you claim the money you deserve. Since 1990, the attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. have been dedicating their endeavors to pursuing compensation for asbestos victims and are willing to do the same for you. For superior legal assistance, please contact us and we will quickly put you in touch with one of our lawyers for a thorough case evaluation.