Job places did not restrict the risk of asbestos exposure to those who worked with or around asbestos directly. Family members of those exposed daily are also at significant risk of developing Mesothelioma or lung cancer via secondhand exposure.
Also referred to as passive asbestos exposure, secondary asbestos exposure, or take-home asbestos exposure, Secondhand exposure often affects spouses and children of those whose occupations had a high asbestos exposure risk.
Following job places between the 1940s and the 1980s may be endangered by secondhand asbestos exposure:
Asbestos exposure at work accounts for over three thousand occupation-related Mesothelioma deaths each year in the United States -- it also causes tens of thousands of deaths related to Asbestos Lung Cancer.
Those who lived near asbestos mines or factories that produced asbestos-related products also face a risk of developing cancers from secondhand asbestos exposure.
The tiny fibrous asbestos particles can stick to hair and clothing. These fibers can transfer to others, and that can collect in the lungs, where they lead to cause mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer.
Family members can be exposed just by handling a spouse’s laundry or hugging a parent daily. These asbestos-related diseases have latency periods of decades, sometimes up to 40 or 50 years, making life-saving treatment quite impossible.
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Isn't Asbestos Banned In The Workplace?
No, Americans are surprised to find out that Asbestos is not banned for many uses in the United States. You can buy Asbestos-containing parts and products today. There was a ban on its use in insulation in 1974 and drywall and paint products in 1979, but Asbestos continues to be used in brakes, clutches, sealants, and corrosion resistant fittings. Workers continue to be exposed to new Asbestos every day, not just from existing buildings or equipment. Flint Law Firm can help if you were exposed to Asbestos at work.
Am I Eligible For Workers' Compensation For Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lung Cancer?
Yes, you may be eligible for Workers' Compensation in addition to filing an Asbestos product liability claim. Flint Law Firms experienced attorneys will help you navigate your state laws and protect your rights. It is important that you act quickly after any diagnosis that you think may be related to your work exposure to Asbestos. There is a limited period to ask for help.
How Do I Know If I Was Exposed To Asbestos At Work?
Asbestos litigation has been going on for over four decades. Flint Law Firm has an extensive database of every worksite across the country that has been proven to contain Asbestos. If you have a diagnosis of Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer, please call us and speak with one of our attorneys. We will do a short interview about your work history and tell you all the possible sources of Asbestos exposure. Sometimes the exposures are clear cut, and sometimes the source is only apparent after completing our investigation.