Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the families of Federal-Mogul employees
While instances of secondary asbestos exposure are rather isolated incidents in this day and age, they would occur with alarming frequency for the better part of the last century, when asbestos was used by hundreds of companies in the U.S. The most susceptible people to secondary asbestos exposure were the family members of asbestos workers, including Federal-Mogul employees, as asbestos companies were lacking at industrial hygiene. Accordingly, workers – whom employers did not require to change clothes or shower at the end of the day – would return home to their loved ones covered in asbestos dust, unwittingly endangering their health. Due to the microscopic size of asbestos fibers, they can easily be inhaled or ingested. In general, women would breathe in carcinogenic fibers when washing their husbands' work clothes, whereas children would come in contact with asbestos upon greeting their fathers. Secondary asbestos exposure is responsible for 10% of asbestos victims.
If you have a family member who worked at Federal-Mogul before 1981 and are now struggling with a dire diagnosis such as lung cancer or mesothelioma, you are eligible for compensation. Not only does the asbestos trust fund of the company provide former workers with money as compensation for their injury, but also their family members. We strongly encourage you to file a claim with the help of a skilful attorney who specializes in asbestos exposure cases, as they have the necessary resources and knowledge to attend to the required paperwork and eventually obtain fair compensation for you. With over 25 years of experience in asbestos litigation, the attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. will be glad to take over your case and dedicate their time to pursuing the money you deserve. Whether you decided to initiate a case or would just like to ask some questions, please feel free to call us and we will promptly offer you the information you are seeking.
Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members
The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.