Exposure through a family member
Many of our clients were exposed through their parents or spouse. Imagine a normal Canadian family; Dad comes home after work in his dusty old work uniform, mom and the kids give him a big hug - little do they know they may be breathing in the dust and debris from his work uniform. Forty years later, it turns out mom has been diagnosed with mesothelioma from laundering her husband’s clothing, and giving him a hug in his dusty work uniform.
It can often be very difficult to figure out exactly where you were exposed to asbestos, especially if it was through a family member. Many years ago it was normal procedure to come home in your dusty work uniform, with no shower after work. Many of our clients laundered their spouses’ clothing, and ended up breathing in harmful asbestos dust on their clothing. We can help. Even if you were not directly working with asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation. We can make claims for compensation against the manufacturers of asbestos products.
Some of our clients were just babies when their fathers would return home from work, covered in dust and debris, exposing their young children. It is not their fault - they were not warned of the danger. The manufacturers of asbestos willingly covered up the dangers of asbestos, and continued to sell their products without warning labels. They chose profits over lives. Now today we are faced with hundreds of Canadians each year, diagnosed with mesothelioma and asbestos related illness because large corporations did not warn the public and covered up the fact that asbestos is dangerous. The manufacturers have finally agreed to provide some form of compensation, but at such a deadly cost.
If you have secondary exposure to someone that worked with asbestos we can often get a lot of compensation depending on your age and additional factory. We have helped many children and spouses of asbestos workers receive compensation for mesothelioma. Contact us to discuss your options.