Secondary asbestos exposure, alarmingly widespread among the families of Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing workers
Considering how little thought asbestos company executives were caring about the safety and wellbeing of their employees, it is probably not surprising that people who worked in industries where this hazardous agent was involved were not required to change clothes or shower at the end of the day. Returning home covered with asbestos dust was a sure way to expose your family members, as well as any other person you might have come in contact with in the meantime. The health effects of secondary asbestos exposure, which occurs when one inhales or ingests asbestos fibers without being in close proximity to the source of contamination, are just as terrible as those of direct exposure. According to estimates, secondary exposure is responsible for the diseases of 10% of asbestos victims.
It is important to know that victims of secondary asbestos exposure can recover financial compensation for their physical and emotional distress, too. With the aid of a lawyer who specializes in asbestos cases, the family members of Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing workers who suffer from diseases caused by asbestos are bound to obtain the most satisfactory results. Having been assisting victims of asbestos exposure for the past three decades, the attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. have collectively recovered over $1.4 billion so far and will gladly help you as well. If you lived in the same house as a Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing employee before 1986 and are now struggling with severe health problems as a result, please contact us and we will promptly put you in touch with one of our experienced lawyers.
Legal recourse for asbestos exposure victims
Anyone whose health was affected by occupational asbestos exposure is eligible for compensation. Over 2,000 asbestos claims have been filed against Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing by injured workers hitherto. If you held down a job at this company before they ceased asbestos use and were diagnosed with a disease associated with asbestos exposure, we strongly encourage you to take legal action as soon as possible. Similarly to other personal injury cases, asbestos cases have a statute of limitations that may prevent you from benefiting from the money you deserve. A lawyer specialized in asbestos litigation will help you tremendously if you are a victim of workplace asbestos exposure, as they have the necessary resources and skills to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to from the liable party. Our attorneys have been providing legal assistance and representation to asbestos victims since 1990 and will gladly lend you a helping hand. For additional information, please feel free to contact us and we will thoroughly answer all your questions.
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.