The Family Members of Fuller-Austin Employees Are Susceptible to Serious Diseases, Too
Contrary to popular belief, asbestos workers are not the only category of people who come to suffer from asbestosis and mesothelioma, two diseases whose only cause is asbestos exposure. As industrial hygiene was very poor during the heyday of asbestos, carcinogenic fibers would often escape industrial facilities and infiltrate non-occupational environments such as households. When a person would inhale or ingest asbestos due to the presence of a family member who was, at the time, working with the mineral, secondary exposure took place. Another misconception regarding asbestos is that only workplace exposure is dangerous, which is completely false. Regrettably, any contact with asbestos can result in a disease, whether it occurs over the course of several hours or several years.
A significant number of people who were secondarily exposed to asbestos eventually developed harrowing diseases, approximately 8% of whom are women. By laundering the clothes their husbands would wear on the job, which were laden with asbestos dust, they would regularly breathe in harmful fibers. If you are also a victim of secondary asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our lawyers, as we also handle such cases. Victims of secondary asbestos exposure qualify for compensation from the Fuller-Austin trust fund as well and we are bound to recover the largest sum of money possible for your injury. With nearly 30 years of experience in asbestos litigation, our lawyers do not shy away from going to great lengths for their clients. Call us today and claim the compensation you are entitled to!