Family exposure to asbestos
Secondary exposure (family exposure) can affect family members for example, wives who washed their husband’s dusty overalls and children who simply greeted their father as they came home from work are all too often diagnosed with mesothelioma as this illness can be caused by the briefest of exposure.
To remove the dust, often the work clothes had to be shaken before being washed. The clothes may have even been simply left in the washing basket, silently contaminating the home.
It is estimated that some 15% of mesothelioma suffers have contracted the illness through secondary exposure.
Even though a family member did not work for the company there are still ways to make a successful claim.
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