Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Westpoint Stevens Inc. workers
If you lived under the same roof as a family member who was working at Westpoint Stevens Inc. at the time, you were most likely exposed to asbestos as well, since employees were not provided with protective equipment when handling asbestos and were also not required to change their clothes at the end of their shift. Therefore, they would often return home with toxic dust on their clothes, skin and hair, exposing family members. Their wives would mostly inhale and ingest asbestos fibers when laundering their work clothes, whereas their children would come in contact with the dangerous mineral when greeting their father upon coming back home from the job. In the regrettable event that you suffer from a disease you believe is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact us for a free of charge case review. After you thoroughly describe the circumstances of your asbestos exposure to our legal team, they will be able to tell you with certainty whether you are eligible for filing a claim. If you are, the only documents you will have to send your attorney are the employment records of your family member and your medical records, which will stand as proof to support your claim. You will eventually receive the maximum compensation available for your injury from the responsible company, which will also help you afford better healthcare and treatment.
Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members
It is not uncommon for victims of workplace asbestos exposure to refuse to seek the compensation they deserve while they are still alive, usually out of fear of a long and complicated legal process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, we will help you file a wrongful death claim, a process that will require minimal involvement on your part. Thereby, the only documents we will need from you are the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as their death certificate, which must clearly state that their life was claimed by a disease stemming from asbestos exposure. The remaining necessary paperwork will be carefully taken care of by our resourceful legal team. In the end, you will receive the maximum compensation you qualify for from the former employer of your lost family member. It is important to know, however, that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years from the moment of death in the majority of states, which should prompt you to take legal action as soon as possible.