Quality Legal Assistance for the Family Members of Lummus Workers Affected by Secondary Asbestos Exposure
Secondary exposure refers to coming in contact with a harmful agent without being in close proximity to the source of pollution. When it comes to asbestos, secondary exposure implies inhaling or ingesting mineral fibers in non-occupational settings, such as at home. In fact, the households of asbestos workers were the places where secondary exposure would take place most often during the last century, as workers would unknowing carry a lot of asbestos dust home on their clothes, as well as on their skin and in their hair. The risk of a family member developing a serious disease in the distant future would increase with every exposure, as medical studies found that the amount of asbestos fibers in the body increases the chances of becoming ill. It is important to know that secondary asbestos exposure is just as dangerous as direct contact with the mineral, being able to cause a broad range of diseases – from non-malignant, such as pulmonary fibrosis or COPD, to cancer, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer.
If you shared a house with someone who was, at the time, employed at Lummus, and experience distressing symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, and a persisting cough, you should seek medical attention immediately. The diseases asbestos causes take decades to fully develop and oftentimes, they are asymptomatic. In the regrettable event you receive a diagnosis, please contact our specialized attorneys, who have assisted over 230,000 asbestos victims within the last 28 years. They will carefully examine your case and promptly come up with the optimal approach for your particular situation. Recovering compensation entails the same process as in the case of injured workers, namely filing a claim with the Lummus trust fund. Nevertheless, with the aid of a skilful lawyer, you will not have to take care of many aspects of your case, as they will carry out the complex tasks pursuing compensation involves. Contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. today and benefit from the money you deserve!