Did Work as a Dry Cleaner Cause Mesothelioma? Our Asbestos Attorneys Can Help You File a Claim.
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos exposure, a woman who was exposed to asbestos while working as a dry cleaner, has died of mesothelioma.
She was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma decades after her exposure as a dry cleaner.
The woman, who was 71 when she died, had worked for a dry cleaning business never knowing it was exposing her to the asbestos toxin.
Her husband told an asbestos attorney: “It is my belief that she came into contact with asbestos while working at a dry cleaners. She shook out workers’ overalls before they were put in the machine and would have breathed in the asbestos at that time."
He also pointed out that the other employees were also placed at risk.“There were no protective masks or overalls,” he said.
Many people develop mesothelioma through second-hand exposure, as in this case, after coming in contact with the asbestos fibers when dry cleaning or 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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