Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious health threat to the families of M.H. Detrick Company employees
As they were preoccupied mainly with financial gain, the executives of M.H. Detrick Company were not giving much thought to industrial hygiene and the safety of their workers. Thereby, it should not come as a surprise that the employees who were handling asbestos were not required to change their clothes or shower at the end of the day, which only perpetuated the spread of asbestos fibers through the environment. It was mostly this way that toxic fibers would end up in non-industrial settings such as households. Unknowingly, people would carry asbestos fibers home, where their loved ones could subsequently inhale or ingest them. This is commonly known as secondary asbestos exposure and it is important to know that individuals who came to suffer from a disease as a consequence of it are also eligible for compensation.
The asbestos trust fund set up by M.H. Detrick Company in 2002, which currently has $3 million, provides victims of secondary asbestos exposure with the money they deserve for their injury. While you can apply for compensation on your own, the assistance of a lawyer will ensure you obtain the maximum sum of money you are entitled to, as the process is quite complex and challenging and may also take a long time to complete. Our attorneys have been assisting over 230,000 asbestos victims so far and are bound to achieve the optimal result for your case. Regardless of the severity of your diagnosis, we strongly encourage you to seek financial compensation. Please feel free to contact us and we will promptly put you in touch with one of our resourceful attorneys.
Legal help for victims of asbestos exposure and their family members
If you held down a job at M.H. Detrick Company between 1939 and 1964, you are susceptible to falling ill to a harrowing disease such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. Our medical specialists offer asbestos screenings free of charge to former M.H. Detrick Company workers, so please do not hesitate to send in your most recent chest X-ray and we will promptly let you know whether you should have a cause for concern. In the unfortunate event you already have a diagnosis stemming from occupational asbestos exposure, our lawyers, who have been handling asbestos cases since 1990, will gladly help you file a claim with the trust fund of your former employer. No longer able to compensate injured workers, M.H. Detrick Company was needed to seek bankruptcy protection in 1998, and today, their asbestos trust fund provides financial compensation to every worker whose health was affected by this toxic mineral.
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.