Secondary Asbestos Exposure, a Major Risk for the Family Members of Former Garlock Sealing Technologies Employees
While asbestos workers are unquestionably the demographic at highest risk for developing terrible diseases, the danger extends well beyond the confines of industrial settings. During the heyday of asbestos use, it was very common for people whose job entailed directly handling the mineral or asbestos-containing products to carry toxic fibers home on their clothes, as well as in their hair and on their skin. Thereby, family members would also be exposed to asbestos to a considerable extent, which could later have the same dire health consequences as in the case of injured workers. Unfortunately, the majority of asbestos companies, including Garlock Sealing Technologies, had a careless approach when it came to industrial hygiene, so they would not require employees to change their clothes at the end of the day. As a result, a tremendous number of people were regularly subjected to secondary exposure before 1980.
Did you share a house with someone who was working at Garlock Sealing Technologies at the time? If so, you might develop a terrible disease in the future, as it usually takes several decades for asbestos to cause damage to internal organs. We advise everyone who came in contact with asbestos to keep a close eye on their health, as the risk of illness never diminishes. In the regrettable event you suffer from a disease and have a Garlock Sealing Technologies worker in your family, please contact our law firm as soon as possible. Everyone whose health was affected by asbestos, regardless of the circumstances of exposure, is entitled to financial compensation, which our experienced attorneys will help you recover from the liable party. For additional information, do not hesitate to give us a call and we will thoroughly answer any questions you might have.