Did washing contaminated work clothes cause mesothelioma? Our lawyers can help you file a claim for compensation.
The ex-pipefitter has received the money from a former employer, a grinding wheel company, in an out-of-court settlement.
He was exposed to asbestos in pipe lagging as part of his job from the 1960s to 1992.
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."
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.
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