Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious risk for the family members of Hobart Brothers Company workers
Also known as domestic exposure, secondary asbestos exposure happens when a person breathes in or swallows asbestos fibers without being in close proximity to the source of pollution. During the last century, it was overwhelmingly common within the families of asbestos workers, whether we are talking about shipyard workers, miners, construction workers, or pipefitters. As people who performed these jobs were not required by employers to change their clothes at the end of the shift, they would carelessly bring hazardous fibers home, unwittingly exposing their spouses and children. It is important to keep in mind that the dangers of asbestos exposure were kept a secret both from workers and from the general population at the time. Although secondary exposure is less likely to result in a disease than heavy, occupational exposure, there have been numerous cases of women and children who had never touched asbestos in their life, yet were suffering from mesothelioma.
If you believe you are a victim of secondary asbestos exposure because you shared the same living space with a Hobart Brothers Company employee, we strongly advise you to contact our skillful attorneys, whose primary area of practice consists of asbestos cases. With a professional experience of over 25 years, we are confident our law firm will help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve for your injury, as well as hold the responsible company liable for their unethical actions. The only documents you will have to provide your attorney with are your employment and medical records. Our experts will subsequently conduct extensive research to discover additional information that could increase the sum of money you are entitled to, while our legal team will carefully take care of the necessary paperwork for you. For more information, please give us a call and we will gladly answer all your questions.
Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members
It is not unusual for the victims of occupational asbestos exposure to refuse to take legal action during their lifetime, often out of fear of a long and complicated process. If, however, you lost a family member to a disease caused by workplace asbestos exposure, our attorneys will help you file a wrongful death lawsuit against Hobart Brothers Company. Before starting to work on your case, our attorneys will need the employment and medical records of your family member, as well as their death certificate, which must state that their death was the result of a disease stemming from asbestos exposure. Afterward, our legal team will carefully attend to the remaining aspects of the process so that you can focus on more important matters in the meantime. You will eventually receive fair compensation on behalf of your deceased loved one if you decide to work with our law firm, which has been pursuing asbestos exposure cases since 1990. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years from the moment of death in the majority of states, which should prompt you to take legal action immediately.