Insulation worker brought home asbestos dust on clothing
Family member developed mesothelioma after washing the clothes of an insulation worker. Get a free lawsuit review if your family was harmed by asbestos.
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos exposure, a Baltimore jury awarded over $20 million to a nursing professor who contracted mesothelioma from being exposed to asbestos while washing the work clothes of her grandfather, an insulation worker.
The woman, who is just 57, was diagnosed with the asbestos-related cancer in June 2008.
While in her late teens, she did the laundry at her grandparents’ home, according to the Daily Record newspaper.
Her grandfather worked as an insulation worker for just one year in 1968.
According to the National Cancer Institute, symptoms of mesothelioma might not appear until 30 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos.
Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, weight loss, bowel obstruction and anemia, according to the institute’s website.
Many insulation workers have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your health problems.
We can help insulation workers and their families
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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