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Second-hand asbestos exposure (also referred to as, "drive-by exposure"), is one of the fastest growing groups of patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Second Hand asbestos exposure occurs when someone is indirectly exposed to asbestos through from a family member or their environment.
Second-hand asbestos exposure is documented in medical studies and court documents. Workers would bring asbestos fibers and dust from their workplace to their homes.
Asbestos fibers and dust would get lodged in workers clothes, hair, and skin. There are thousands of diagnosed Mesothelioma cases of family members doing laundry that contained asbestos fibers in the clothing.
Second-hand asbestos exposure is recognized as a direct link to developing Mesothelioma.
It is estimated that 25 Million Americans have been exposed to asbestos during 1940-1980.
25 Million People are at Risk for Developing Mesothelioma!
In the majority of Mesothelioma cases, there is a direct link to the diagnosis and on-the-job asbestos exposure.
One hundred twenty-five million people face workplace exposure to asbestos worldwide [World Health Organization].
Asbestos exposure accounts for more than 100,000 occupational deaths each year from diseases like Mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
Nearly 1 in 4 Diagnosed Mesothelioma Cases Each Year are Women.
1 in 125 U. S. males will die of malignant Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease that live over the age of 50.
There are about 15,000 Asbestos-related deaths each year in U. S.
Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.
Asbestos was used heavily in the building trades with peak years being 1930-1980.
90% of Mesothelioma patients reported shortness of breath as their first symptom.
Millions of workers have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace.
Worksites across U. S. used asbestos daily. [Peak years 1930-80]
Asbestos companies were negligent and put Workers health at risk.
Your Statute of Limitations for filing an asbestos claim starts when you are diagnosed, NOT when you were exposed.
Automobile Asbestos Exposure
Vehicle owners were exposed to asbestos in their automobiles and trucks from asbestos-containing products such as, brakes, clutches, transmissions, tires, gaskets, valves, exhaust systems, hood liners, engine components, and lower car parts that contained hazardous asbestos materials.
Residential Home Asbestos Exposure
Residential homeowners were exposed to asbestos in their homes from asbestos-containing products such as; insulation, drywall, plasters, adhesives, caulking, cement, glues, tiles, roofing, siding, plumbing, wiring and over 3000 current products.
School Asbestos Exposure
Teachers and students were exposed to asbestos in their schools from asbestos-containing products such as; chalkboards, wallboards, plasters, pavements, sidewalks, vinyl tiles, old school buildings, cafeterias, school buses, and school demolition and renovation projects.
Job Sites With Asbestos Exposure
Universities & Schools
Workers exposed to asbestos are 7 times more likely to die of an asbestos-related disease than the general population.
Asbestos manufacturers of products and materials have admitted fault and set up trust funds to compensate workers for their asbestos exposure. There are more than 30 billion dollars in 60+ asbestos trust funds for patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer, asbestos lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. If you know someone who has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma contact us to learn more about your legal rights for compensation.
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease such as Mesothelioma, you have legal rights and may eligible able to recover compensation from Asbestos Trust Funds.
Get a free consultation from an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer to know if you have a valid legal claim today.
Asbestos Trust Funds have a strict Statute of Limitations.
Statutes of Limitations is the time a Mesothelioma victim has to file a lawsuit.
The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure varies from state to state.
The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma begins when a person is either diagnosed or dies, not the date of their exposure.
An experienced Mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim before your Statutes of Limitations expires.
Veterans diagnosed with Mesothelioma have legal rights and may be eligible to recover compensation from negligent asbestos companies and asbestos trust funds.
There are approximately 25 million veterans in the U. S. Military United States.
U.S. Navy Ships contained more than 300 asbestos-containing products and materials that were used regularly in the constructions of ships until 1980. Thousands of military veterans served on U. S. Navy ships with the peak exposure years from 1930-1980.
Asbestos products onboard ships included insulation, pipes, boilers, cement, sealers, gaskets, cables, tubes, valves, electrical fixtures, wiring, pumps, decking, paints, non-skid flooring, and in bulk headwalls, ship hulls, mess halls, engine rooms, navigation rooms, and sleeping quarters.
Military personnel most at risk include boilermakers, electrician's mates, enginemen, demolition workers, machinist mates, mechanics, metalsmiths, repairmen, pipefitters, ship fitters, technicians, welders, and civilian contractors. 1 out of 3 veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
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