Secondhand Asbestos Exposure Attorney
in Grand Forks, North Dakota
Secondhand Asbestos Exposure Is No Less Dangerous
Exposure to asbestos in the workplace is widely recognized as a leading cause of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. The average latency period for asbestos-related cancers is slightly more than 36 years. As awareness of the dangers that asbestos grew, many individuals who did not work in high-risk trades and occupations were diagnosed with asbestosis, mesothelioma, and asbestos-related lung cancer.
Many Family and Household Members Were Exposed to Asbestos at Home
Many of the victims were the spouses, children, and household family members of workers who handled asbestos-laden products on a daily basis. Asbestos fibers and dust were frequently brought into the home on work clothes and shoes. The legal team at David C. Thompson, P.C., in Grand Forks, North Dakota, knows that many family members of auto mechanics, construction workers, military personnel, or other high-risk occupations were exposed to asbestos fibers when a worker came home for the evening.
Microscopic dust and fibers would settle on work clothes. Children greeting their father or grandfather would be exposed to loose fibers. When clothes were shaken out and laundered, billions of asbestos fibers would be launched into the air. Over time, many family members were unwitting victims of secondhand asbestos fiber exposure.
Let Us Get Answers to Your Questions About Secondhand Exposure
Victims of secondhand asbestos exposure never suspected the danger existed before a mesothelioma diagnosis. Many people do not know how to track down evidence to support a secondhand exposure claim. For a free case evaluation from a dedicated lawyer, contact our office in Grand Forks, North Dakota.