Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Montgomery Ward & Co. workers
Occurring when someone inhales or ingests asbestos fibers from indirect sources, secondary asbestos exposure was very common in the families of people who worked with the mineral. Because companies that included asbestos in their products strived to make sure both workers and consumers remained in the dark with regard to the dangers of asbestos exposure, employees were not provided with protective equipment on the job. As a result, they would often return home covered in asbestos fibers. Upon greeting their father or husband, family members would inevitably breathe in or swallow asbestos fibers that would gradually accumulate in their bodies.
While the chances of developing a disease as a consequence of secondary exposure are lower, it is still possible since no amount of asbestos in the body is safe. Therefore, if you shared a home with a worker of Montgomery Ward & Co. before 1980 and are now struggling with a disease that may be related to asbestos exposure, we strongly advise you to give our legal team a phone call, as you may be entitled to compensation from the company. Whether you are the spouse or the child of a person who worked for this asbestos company, our attorneys will go to great lengths to recover the maximum compensation you are eligible for.
Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members
Sadly, many victims of asbestos exposure fail to seek financial compensation from their former employer while they are alive, whether because their life was claimed by their illness suddenly or because they were afraid of a never-ending legal process. However, if you had a family member who died of a disease related to occupational asbestos exposure, you have the option of filing a wrongful death claim to recover compensation on their behalf.
While the sum of money you will receive if you file a wrongful death claim will be smaller than if the person themselves would have filed the claim, it is still considerable, and it will help you with the funeral expenses, for instance. Therefore, if you lost a loved one to a disease caused by workplace asbestos exposure, we encourage you to seek legal assistance, as we specialize in toxic exposure and will be able to obtain the maximum compensation for you.