Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Norfolk Southern Railway workers
Secondary asbestos exposure occurs when a person breathes in or swallows toxic fibers from indirect sources, unlike employees of companies that use the mineral, who come in direct contact with it. The families of Norfolk Southern Railway were at high risk of secondary asbestos exposure. Because employees were not required to wear protective equipment or to change their clothes when their shift ended, they would come home with asbestos fibers on their clothes. Upon hugging the worker, his children and wife would unavoidably inhale and ingest asbestos fibers.
Moreover, when shaking out his work clothes before laundering, the woman would be exposed to asbestos even more and her risk of developing a related disease increased. Today, roughly 8% of victims of asbestos exposure are women, and a considerable part of them was secondarily exposed to the mineral. If you developed a disease stemming from secondary asbestos exposure, you should contact our law firm, as we specialize in toxic exposure and will be able to help you recover compensation for your suffering.
Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members
A wrongful death claim is the only option the family members of a person that passed away due to a disease related to occupational asbestos exposure has to recover compensation. Since many victims of asbestos exposure refuse to take legal action during their lifetime, either because they are too ill or because they think the legal process would be a long and challenging one, family members have the option to recover financial compensation on behalf of their deceased loved one.
For over 25 years, our attorneys and legal team have been dedicated to offering quality assistance to people whose health was deteriorated by toxic agents, as well as to their surviving family members. All you have to do if you decided to file a wrongful death claim is to send our legal experts the employment records and the medical records of your lost family member and their death certificate.