Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of General Motors workers
Secondary exposure occurs when one comes in contact with a hazardous agent indirectly. In the case of asbestos, secondary exposure takes place when a person inhales or ingests asbestos fibers without being in proximity to the source of exposure, such as when they breathe in toxic fibers while laundering the clothes of someone who worked directly with the mineral. Regrettably, it was very common during the heyday of asbestos, as people who handled asbestos on the job were not required by their employer to change or shower before returning home. Thus, their wives would inhale asbestos fibers while washing their work clothes, while children would be exposed upon greeting their father. However, anyone who inhabited the same house as a General Motors worker is at risk, as asbestos fibers will easily spread through the environment.
If you believe secondary asbestos exposure is at fault for your diagnosis, please do not hesitate to contact our attorneys, who have been pursuing compensation for asbestos victims for nearly 30 years. Individuals whose health was compromised because of secondary exposure are also eligible for money from the asbestos trust fund of General Motors. Our lawyers will help you navigate the legal process, which requires minimal involvement on your part, and ultimately provide you with the financial compensation you deserve while holding the wrongdoer liable for their careless actions.
Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members
Due to the tremendous number of lawsuits filed against it, the company requested bankruptcy protection in 2009. In 2012, they set up a trust fund to provide workers injured by asbestos with the compensation they deserved. If you are a former General Motors employee struggling with an asbestos-related disease, we encourage you to take legal action immediately. Contact our resourceful lawyers, who specialize in asbestos exposure cases, and they will thoroughly assess your situation. The only documents you need to provide to recover financial compensation from General Motors’ asbestos trust fund are your employment history and your medical records.