Second Hand Exposure to Asbestos

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Asbestos is an extremely dangerous substance. It cannot be seen with the naked eye, tasted, smelled, or touched. Additionally, it takes very little exposure to asbestos fibers to cause life-threatening illnesses like mesothelioma. Second hand asbestos exposure is a very real issue, and can occur when a family member of an individual who works with asbestos is exposed to the dust that is brought into their home.

Wives, siblings, and children who have lived with someone who works with asbestos, like a shipbuilder or worker, may have been exposed to the asbestos dust that was on their husband, brother, or father’s clothing. For instance, wives who washed their husbands’ clothing or who vacuumed areas where their husbands tracked dust may have stirred asbestos fibers into the air and breathed them in. Even hugging someone who has come from working with asbestos can lead to fatal complications years down the line.

Studies have shown that a small amount of asbestos that is inhaled even once can cause mesothelioma. Our firm has represented 42 victims of second hand asbestos exposure who never once handled asbestos products themselves. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, contact our firm as soon as possible. We have the experience and dedication to fully investigate your claim and help you determine if pursuing an asbestos lawsuit is right for you.

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