Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Gold Bond workers
Secondary asbestos exposure, which occurs when a person inhales or ingests toxic fibers without being in direct contact with the source of contamination, was bound to happen in the families of Gold Bond workers between 1950 and 1970, as the company would not require employees to change their clothes at the end of the day. Thus, individuals who were manufacturing the building materials of National Gypsum would unwittingly bring asbestos dust in their homes, which family members could later come to breathe in or swallow. Approximately 10% of people who suffer from asbestos-related diseases were secondarily exposed to it, usually due to having someone in their family who worked directly with the mineral.
Just as people who came in contact with the carcinogen on the job, victims of secondary asbestos exposure are eligible for compensation. Gold Bond set up a trust fund in 2003, after filing for bankruptcy protection for the second time, which provides money both to former employees and family members injured by asbestos. With the help of a lawyer specialized in asbestos cases, you can easily recover the compensation you deserve from the company. At the moment, the asbestos trust fund of Gold Bond has over $300 million for future claimants. Our lawyers have been handling cases of asbestos exposure since 1990 and will gladly assist you with obtaining fair compensation for your physical and emotional distress.
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.