The Spouses and Children of Utex Workers Might Have Also Been Exposed to Asbestos
Also known as domestic exposure, secondary exposure refers to the instances in which a person comes in contact with a harmful agent without being nearby the source of contamination. Secondary asbestos exposure takes place when one inhales or ingests asbestos fibers indirectly, such as from the clothes of a family member who works with the mineral. In fact, this was the most common way secondary asbestos exposure would occur during the last century, as companies – including Utex – did not require employees to change clothes or shower before leaving the facility. Thereby, workers would often come home covered with asbestos dust, unwittingly putting the health of their dear ones in danger. Since asbestos fibers are microscopic, they could also easily attach themselves to furniture covered with fabric, such as armchairs and couches, where they would remain for decades.
Have you shared the same house with someone who worked at Utex and are now struggling with a serious disease? If so, we advise you to contact our attorneys at your earliest convenience, as you, too, are eligible for compensation from the asbestos trust fund of the company. With the aid of a specialized lawyer, you will benefit from the money you deserve in the shortest amount of time possible. Our attorneys specialize in cases of asbestos exposure and have so far helped over 230,000 injured people. It is important to take action as soon as you find out about your diagnosis, as asbestos cases have a statute of limitations. If the statue of limitations, which varies depending on state, expires, you lose your right to compensation. Do not hesitate to give us a call and we will gladly help you navigate the legal process.