Did washing contaminated work clothes cause mesothelioma? Our lawyers can
help you file a claim for compensation.
In recent news about the dangers of exposure to asbestos, a retired man has been awarded compensation after his wife
died following years of washing his asbestos-contaminated clothes.
The ex-pipefitter has
received the money from a former employer, a grinding wheel company, in an
He was exposed to asbestos in pipe lagging as part of his job from the 1960s
For around 10 years, his wife laundered his work clothes, exposing her to
asbestos fibers and dust.
It is likely his wife contracted the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed
to asbestos from his work clothes, which were dusted with asbestos.
Her husband, who has fought for compensation since his wife's death from
mesothelioma, said: "I'm angry with the company and myself, and feel guilty
because my wife caught the disease from my clothes.
"The money won't bring her back," he said, "but it will at least ensure my
daughter's care for the future."
Many family members have told us their home environment, washing
asbestos-contaminated clothes led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, we may be able to help.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most
legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country.
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.
If you would like a free
consultation or more information about your legal options, please complete the
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