Asbestos companies risked the lives of your entire family: how you can pursue compensation for second-hand exposure
“I saw a 15-year-old girl who was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma, and it was traced back to construction that was done at her nursery school when she was age of 2. I have another patient who was in his twenties. He was diagnosed, and his exposure came from a paste of asbestos called slurry that his grandpa used to make to apply to machinery to make the engines work a little stronger.”
- M.H., a nurse practitioner concerning young people who had second-hand exposure to asbestos (MesoVideoLibrary).
It is more common than you think – the provider of your family comes home from work after a long day of handling asbestos. Perhaps he or she is a carpenter, construction worker, or a miner. It is the clothes and the hair in where the asbestos dust gets trapped. The cause of your mesothelioma (or other asbestos-related disease) could have been in the washing of your spouse’s clothes, or sharing a pillow. Perhaps it was your father that worked with asbestos, and your exposure moment was hugging him when he walked through the door.
Asbestos companies made you ill, and what is worse is that they made these simple actions into moments of second-hand exposure (also called “take-home” exposure). Had the general public known about the dangers of asbestos decades ago, you would not be reading this article right now. That time you hugged your father when he came home from work would not be brought up in a deposition to explain how you developed mesothelioma. Unfortunately, the asbestos companies DID know. They knew for over 100 years that asbestos exposure causes fatal diseases, and they kept that information secret (Multinationalmonitor.org). Weitz & Luxenberg can help you pursue financial compensation, which can not only cover all of your medical and living expenses, but it can also bring justice to the actions of these negligent companies.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported in 1995 that over 100 mesothelioma deaths have been linked to second-hand exposure. The CDC reported that the numbers of deaths from mesothelioma have risen since then (CDC).
For more information the process of pursuing compensation from the companies that made you sick, contact Weitz & Luxenberg by filling out the form on this page.
The benefits of pursuing financial compensation
Financial compensation can cover all of your medical expenses – even procedures, devices, and medication that your insurance company does not cover. It can also cover travel and lodging expenses for if you decide to take part in clinical trials (trials that test new ways of treating your disease).
In addition, financial compensation can provide you and your family with financial stability. Often diseases such as mesothelioma inhibit your ability to work, and that can be a major for your dependents. Weitz & Luxenberg takes all of this into account when helping you pursue compensation. We can help let the courts understand how much this illness is truly going to cost you so that you receive the proper compensation you deserve.
The process of pursuing financial compensation
Simply contact our law firm and we will be happy to walk you through the process. Typically, we will require the medical records that show that you have an asbestos-related disease. We may require that you take an additional test to better understand your condition. We will then send you a retainer form that, once signed and returned, makes you our client.
We can help you track down work history forms and other pieces of hard evidence that can be used to prove where and when you were exposed to asbestos.
Why Weitz & Luxenberg is the right choice
Weitz & Luxenberg has been helping people just like you for the past 20 years. We have inside information about where asbestos was located and who put it there. We can help you track down exactly which companies are responsible for your illness.
With our skilled team of attorneys we have been able to secure over $3 billion in successful verdicts and settlements for people like you and your family members.
To get started, fill out the form on this page. After submitting the form, representative will be in touch with you within 24 hours. This service is completely free and does not bind you to our firm in any way.