Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Owens Corning workers
By now, the majority of people acknowledge asbestos as a human carcinogen which must be avoided at any cost. Exposure is responsible for terrible lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis and mesothelioma, as well as for a wide range of various cancers. Nevertheless, only asbestos exposure which occurs in the workplace is generally believed to be problematic, which, unfortunately, could not be further from the truth. Asbestos exposure implies a serious health threat regardless of the circumstances under which it takes place. Therefore, secondary exposure, which was extremely common during the heyday of asbestos, is just as dangerous as direct exposure.
If you inhabited the same living space as someone who was regularly working with asbestos, you were inevitably exposed, too, although indirectly. Throughout the last century, asbestos workers – including those at Owens Corning – were not required to change their clothes at the end of the day, which meant they would bring home asbestos dust. Because asbestos fibers are microscopic and have a rough texture, they can easily spread throughout the environment and remain there for a long time. The asbestos trust fund of Owens Corning also provides compensation to victims of secondary asbestos exposure. Our lawyers, who have been assisting people harmed by asbestos exposure since 1990, will help you recover the money you are eligible for if your disease is the result of secondary asbestos exposure. For additional information, please feel free to give us a call.
Legal assistance in asbestos exposure cases for former Owens Corning employees and family members
Owens Corning is still in business nowadays, but they manufacture asbestos-free products. In 2000, however, they were forced to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as the company could no longer keep up with paying out compensation to former workers injured by occupational asbestos exposure. Since 2006, people whose employment at Owens Corning resulted in a terrible diagnosis can easily recover the money they deserve from the asbestos trust fund set up by the company. If you are also a former worker struggling with a disease as a consequence of asbestos exposure, we urge you to take legal action immediately. Personal injury cases involving asbestos exposure have a statute of limitations, which might prevent you from benefiting from the compensation you are entitled to if it expires. Contact our specialized attorneys today and they will promptly evaluate your case.