If you have a former H.K. Porter Company worker in your family, chances are you were also exposed to asbestos
Because the majority of asbestos companies in the U.S. were completely lacking when it came to ensuring a safe environment for their employees, secondary exposure – also known as domestic or household exposure – was a very common occurrence within the families of workers. Accordingly, people who had just finished their shifts would return home covered with asbestos fibers, which were often visible on their clothes and shoes, as well as on their skin and in their hair. Exposure was thereby very likely to happen to anyone who came in contact with the H.K. Porter Company worker. Although secondary asbestos exposure is considered to entail a lower risk of developing a disease, it is still a serious issue, as roughly 10% of asbestos victims fell ill as a consequence of this type of exposure. The diagnoses one can receive following secondary asbestos exposure imply the same diseases as people who encountered this hazardous mineral in the workplace suffer from.
Victims of secondary asbestos exposure are entitled to financial compensation. If you shared a living space with a H.K. Porter Company worker before 1980 and struggle with lung cancer or any other disease associated with asbestos exposure, please contact our lawyers immediately. As cases of secondary exposure are more complex that those which involve occupational settings, we advise you to seek legal assistance at your earliest convenience, keeping in mind that personal injury cases have a statute of limitations. Our attorneys have so far recovered over $1.4 billion for asbestos victims and will gladly help you claim the money you deserve as well. Give us a call today and we will promptly put you in touch with one of our specialized lawyers, who will strive to obtain the optimal results for your case.
Legal recourse for victims of asbestos-exposure
In 1991, unable to compensate all the workers who had developed a serious disease as a result of asbestos exposure, H.K. Porter Company filed for bankruptcy protection. Their asbestos trust fund came into being in 1998 and since then, individuals whose health was affected by this awful mineral can easily recover the money they deserve for their injuries. While the process is nowhere near as complex and time-consuming as standard litigation, the aid of a specialized lawyer is still crucial and will grant you access to the maximum compensation you are eligible for. If you intend to file a claim with the H.K. Porter Company asbestos trust fund, we strongly advise you to contact our attorneys prior to initiating the legal process. With nearly 30 years of experience with asbestos cases, they will gladly dedicate their endeavors to pursue compensation on your behalf and hold the wrongdoers accountable for their careless actions.
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.