Second hand asbestos exposure, also known as secondary asbestos exposure or indirect asbestos exposure, occurs when a person is exposed to asbestos fibers via contact with someone who has directly been exposed to asbestos.
Workers who handle or work with asbestos-containing materials may carry asbestos fibers on their clothing, skin, or hair. When they return home, these fibers can be released into the environment, posing a risk to their family members, particularly those who live with them or have close and regular contact. Family members can unknowingly inhale or ingest these asbestos fibers, leading to second hand asbestos exposure.
It’s important to note that asbestos fibers are microscopic and can become airborne when disturbed or deteriorated. Once inhaled or ingested, these fibers can remain in the body for a long time, potentially leading to various asbestos-related diseases, including asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer, throat cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and colon cancer
If you or someone you love is concerned that they experienced second hand asbestos exposure, it is advisable to consult with a medical professional who specializes in asbestos-related diseases for proper evaluation, guidance, and potential screening.
Our experienced asbestos trust fund attorneys have decades of experience working with clients that have been exposed to asbestos. Our team has streamlined the process of applying for as many trusts as you qualify for to take the stress off of you. We will help you navigate the process of filing for these claims and handle all of the paperwork to make it as simple as possible. We only accept payment if we are able to get you a financial recovery.
Reach out to our team today to learn more about how we help asbestos workers and victims of secondary asbestos exposure recover money. The process is simple and will cost you nothing to determine if you qualify for compensation.
How Long Does it Take for Symptoms of Asbestos Exposure to Develop?
The dangers of asbestos exposure may have a latency period of up to 50 years in some cases. This can sometimes make it difficult to trace back your illness to the time you spent around asbestos. If your spouse has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases, they can file a claim to access some of the $30 billion dollars sitting in asbestos trust funds.
The presence of symptoms does not always indicate the presence of an asbestos-related disease. If you have a history of asbestos exposure or suspect exposure, it is important to share this information with your healthcare provider, who can evaluate your medical history, conduct appropriate tests, and monitor your health over time for any potential asbestos-related diseases.
Asbestos exposure is a serious concern, and prevention, early detection, and regular monitoring are crucial for individuals who have been exposed or are at risk. If you suspect the presence of asbestos-containing materials in your environment.
If you are a retired railroad worker who was married at the time of your employment you and your spouse may qualify for compensation from asbestos trust funds. The team at Sammons & Berry, P.C. works with retired railroad workers and their family to get the money they deserve for being exposed to this dangerous material.
Free Asbestos Exposure Consultation in United States
At Sammons & Berry, P.C. we offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, so you can discuss the facts of your case without paying for anything upfront. Asbestos trusts claims do not require a lawsuit, depositions, or courtrooms. The process is simple and easy for the client and should not require any stressful legal confrontations for the client. The law firm handles all of the claims for the client, helping you maximize your compensation.
We do not accept any payments from our clients until they receive compensation. We charge on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay a percentage of what you get paid in your claim. If we are unable to collect anything for you, there is no cost to you.
Call (800) 519-1440 to speak with a Sammons and Berry, P.C. representative and start your journey towards compensation.
Wrongful Death Claims For Families of Asbestos Victims
If you have lost someone in your family due to the harmful exposure of asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation. If you can provide the work history and a death certificate for your loved one, our attorneys can help you file an asbestos claim. We understand how difficult this process can be, this is why we work with you every step of the way to help you get the money you deserve. Reach out to our team today to learn more about filing a claim for a family member.
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