Secondary asbestos exposure, a major risk for the families of Republic Powdered Metals workers
Because company executives had been striving to hide the disastrous health consequences of asbestos exposure for nearly five decades, neither workers nor the general population was aware of the diseases the inhalation and ingestion of asbestos fibers could cause. Even though asbestos workers were the most susceptible to developing a potentially fatal disease, since they were regularly in contact with the toxic mineral, the health of their family members was also at risk. On the job, Republic Powdered Metals employees were not required to wear protective equipment such as coveralls and respirators. Furthermore, they did not have to change their asbestos-laden clothes at the end of their shift either, which would prompt the spread of asbestos fibers outside of industrial facilities. Thus, when they returned home from work, employees would unavoidably bring asbestos in their house, unknowingly exposing family members.
Unfortunately, secondary asbestos exposure entails the same health effects as direct exposure, although it causes victims less often than the latter. If you inhabited the same house as a Republic Powdered Metals worker during the last century and now suffer from lung cancer, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, or any other disease associated with asbestos exposure, please contact our lawyers. They have significant experience in asbestos exposure cases and have so far recovered over $1.4 billion for asbestos victims. The process involves no litigation and the only documents you have to bring are your employment and medical records. Afterward, our attorneys and their skillful legal team will promptly take over your case and eventually recover the financial compensation you deserve. Whether you struggle with a non-malignant disease or with cancer, taking legal action will certainly be worth it.
Legal assistance for victims of asbestos exposure
Did you work at Republic Powdered Metals while they were using asbestos and are currently suffering from a terrible disease? If so, we encourage you to file a claim against the company, a simple process that requires no litigation. With the assistance of a lawyer specialized in asbestos exposure cases, you will recover just compensation for your injury, which could allow you to benefit from higher-quality treatment. Because the company has a trust fund, the process will be completed in a significantly shorter time than if you were to sue – in general, within six months. Since 1990, we have been providing superior legal assistance to victims of occupational asbestos exposure all over the U.S. and will be glad to lend you a helping hand. For more information, please give us a call and we will thoroughly answer any questions you might have.