Have you shared a living space with a Stone & Webster employee? If so, you might have been exposed to asbestos, too
The remaining 20% of asbestos victims came in contact with it either via environmental sources or via living with someone who worked with asbestos – usually, a family member. Secondary asbestos exposure takes place when a person inhales or ingests toxic fibers indirectly. Due to lack of proper industrial hygiene, it was not uncommon for asbestos workers to bring home carcinogenic fibers on their clothes, thereby unwittingly exposing their families, whose members would later develop terrible diseases. In addition to lingering on clothing, asbestos fibers would also stick to furniture covered with fabric, such as armchairs or couches, if the worker did not change into something else upon arriving home.
If you suffer from lung disease or other cancer and have a relative who was a Stone & Webster employee, chances are your disease is the consequence of secondary asbestos exposure. It is crucial to know that you can also recover financial compensation for your injury, even though it did not occur directly as a result of occupational exposure. The skillful lawyers at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. will promptly evaluate your case and assist you with claiming the compensation you are eligible for in the shortest time possible.
Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members
The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.