Did you develop an asbestos illness after washing the work clothes of someone who worked with asbestos?
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos exposure, washing her husband’s asbestos covered clothes and visiting her father at work contributed to the death of a woman in New Hampshire.
The woman, 73, reportedly had eight times the normal amount of asbestos particles in her lungs when she died.
Her husband had brought home his overalls and other work clothes for washing throughout the 1960s.
It is the latest in a series of deaths by mesothelioma that face women who came into contact with asbestos decades ago as they greeted their husbands home and did the weekly washing.
Before her death, the woman said she had come into contact with asbestos as she would shake the particles off her husband's clothes.
She also said that her husband came into so much contact with asbestos that it would gather in the rolled up legs of his trousers.
She had also been exposed to the deadly asbestos when her father worked at an old power station.
Sadly, a wife’s death from washing her husband’s work clothes isn't unusual. Our mesothelioma lawyers have often seen asbestos cases like this.
Many people develop mesothelioma through second-hand exposure, as in this case, after coming in contact with the asbestos fibers when washing the clothes of someone who worked with it.
Such cases can be immensely difficult to prove, yet Weitz & Luxenberg consistently prevails despite many obstacles.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your health problems.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country, winning many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the way.
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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