Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of O'Connor Terminal Co. Inc. workers
Today, most people know that asbestos is very dangerous when it is disturbed, as it can release toxic fibers that anyone in close proximity will inhale and ingest. Asbestos is a known human carcinogen. However, while these facts about the mineral had been known by companies since the early 1920s, workers still had to handle asbestos on the job without protective equipment, as the companies were striving to keep the illusion that asbestos was safe. When the truth came to light, dozens of asbestos companies filed for bankruptcy and set up trust funds, as they could not afford to give compensation to former ill employees.
If you shared a home with a worker of O'Connor Terminal and now have a disease that seems related to asbestos exposure, you should give our law firm a call, as you may obtain compensation for your distress. Because workers were not required to change their clothes at the end of the day either, they would bring asbestos dust in their homes on a regular basis, exposing their family members. Usually, their wives would inhale asbestos fibers when washing their work clothes, while their children would come in contact with asbestos when greeting their fathers.
Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members
If you lost a family member to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure and they had not sought compensation while alive, you can choose to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. To file this type of claim, you must be a sibling, parent, child, or spouse of the deceased person. All you need to do if you wish to file a wrongful death claim is to give our legal team a call, explain your situation thoroughly, and send our legal experts the employment and medical records of your family member along with their death certificate.
Our skilled lawyers will carefully review your situation, and they will eventually let you know whether you qualify for filing a wrongful death claim. If you do, they will quickly begin preparing it for submission while you can take care of more urgent matters. Your participation in the legal process will be minimal, as we will take care of the most complex aspects for you. We know that people who lost a family member to a terrible disease such as cancer have a difficult time, which is why we will attend to the most important matters on your behalf. In the end, following submission, you will receive the money you are entitled to.