Take-Home Exposure = Family Members At Risk
Many are familiar with the dangers faced by those who have worked with asbestos or who have been exposed to asbestos on a job site. The danger of asbestos, however, does not end at the job site. Family members of those working with or exposed to asbestos are also at risk. Asbestos dust brought home on a worker’s clothes can lead to asbestos disease in family members, including mesothelioma.
At McDermott & Hickey, LLC, our attorneys have decades of experience fighting for asbestos exposure victims throughout Ohio. We understand that those who suffer from take-home asbestos exposure deserve to receive compensation for their injuries.
Take-Home Exposure Makes Everyday Activities Dangerous
There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. Many of those working with asbestos develop illnesses decades after exposure, and secondhand exposure can be even more difficult to identify. A child hugging their parent could be exposed because of the asbestos on their clothes. Shaking out or washing those same asbestos-covered clothes could expose their spouse. Asbestos fibers could cling to a worker’s clothing, skin or hair, and could be transferred to furniture, vehicle seats or even family pets.
If you or a loved one is suffering from an asbestos-related illness or cancer after secondhand exposure, filing a lawsuit and working with an experienced attorney could be the best way to get the compensation you need. Few law firms have the experience both in and out of court that McDermott & Hickey, LLC, offers. If you have been harmed by household asbestos exposure, we are ready to put our decades of experience to work for you.