Victims of secondary asbestos exposure are entitled to financial compensation too
During the last century, asbestos companies – including General Electric Company – were lacking industrial hygiene, not being concerned with the safety of their workers in the slightest. Accordingly, employees were not provided with adequate equipment such as coveralls and respirators to wear on the job and they did not have to change their clothes at the end of the day either. The latter is the reason why asbestos fibers would so often make their way out of industrial settings, endangering the health of the general population. Because they are microscopic and have a rough texture, asbestos fibers can easily spread through the environment, and completely removing the hazard is impossible. Tragically, the families of General Electric Company employees were at considerable risk of breathing in carcinogenic fibers in their own homes, which could later result in terrible diseases. Nowadays, over 8% of people suffering from asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma developed their illness after regularly undergoing secondary exposure.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, namely with a former General Electric Company worker as a family member and struggling with a disease which might be the consequence of secondary asbestos exposure, we strongly advise you to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. However, the attorney you choose to work with should be specialized in toxic exposure cases and should also have relevant experience in handling such legal matters, as only such a professional will be able to provide the assistance and representation you need. Our lawyers have been dealing with asbestos cases for nearly 30 years and have recovered over $1.4 billion on behalf of asbestos victims hitherto. The main area of practice of Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. has been asbestos exposure ever since the beginning, as we were aware of how complex and difficult to pursue these cases are. For more information, please contact us and we will gladly answer any questions you might have.
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.