Secondary asbestos exposure, a common occurrence within the families of Foster Wheeler Corporation employees
Contrary to popular belief, occupational asbestos exposure is not the sole culprit behind the new cases of asbestosis and mesothelioma which still emerge every year in the U.S. Even though workplace exposure is primarily responsible for these harrowing diseases, indirect contact with asbestos fibers causes approximately 10% of these people to fall ill. Also known as secondary asbestos exposure, this route of exposure is just as dangerous as inhaling asbestos fibers in the workplace, especially if it occurs over a long time. Once toxic fibers reach the inside of the body – regardless of how they ended up there – they begin causing increasingly severe inflammation and scarring to the organ they embed themselves in. Unfortunately, symptoms fail to appear until the disease becomes very advanced, which lowers survival chances dramatically. Thus, if you were secondarily exposed to asbestos while inhabiting the same house as a Foster Wheeler Corporation worker, it is crucial to monitor your health and pay attention to subtle signs.
In the regrettable event you receive a diagnosis such as pulmonary fibrosis, COPD, lung cancer, or mesothelioma, we urge you to take legal action immediately. A lawyer who specializes in asbestos exposure cases will be able to help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to, which may come in handy when paying your medical bills. Since many of the Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. employees have had one or multiple asbestos victims in their families, we are painfully aware of what struggling with such merciless diseases really entails. Therefore, we are committed to making the legal process as easy as possible for you so as to allow you to rest and focus on your treatment. All you have to do is contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our specialized attorneys and bring your employment, as well as medical records. The rest will be efficiently handled by our law firm on your behalf.
Legal actions for victims of asbestos exposure
If your health was severely affected by the asbestos exposure you underwent while working for Foster Wheeler Corporation, you are eligible for compensation. The money you can recover with the assistance of a specialized lawyer will help you afford better treatment and healthcare and claiming financial compensation for your injury will also set a good example for other asbestos companies who overlooked the safety of their employees. Our attorneys have more than 25 years of experience with cases of asbestos exposure, having obtained money for over 200,000 clients suffering from lung cancer and other terrible asbestos-related diseases. For quality legal assistance and representation, please contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and we will promptly assign your case to one of our resourceful lawyers.
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.