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Asbestos Lawyers for Secondary Exposure

Asbestos Canada provides legal representation for asbestos secondary exposure claims in Canada. Secondary exposure is when the victim was exposed to asbestos through another person, such as a spouse or father who would come home with asbestos on their work clothing. We’ve helped many children and spouses of asbestos workers receive compensation for mesothelioma. Since 1988, the Miskin Law Office team has fought for what is best for you and your family. We understand many Canadians are diagnosed with mesothelioma from asbestos exposure and don’t know where to start. We make it our priority to fight for compensation to ease some of the pain caused by asbestos exposure. We will fight for maximum compensation by making a claim to asbestos trust funds, and help you regain some of your life. Contact us for more information.


What is Secondary Exposure? 

Secondary asbestos exposure involves coming into contact with someone that is exposed to asbestos. Such as a spouse coming home from work with asbestos on their work clothing. Many of our clients were exposed through their family members. In the 1960s and 1970s, it was common to get exposure to microscopic asbestos fibres at work. Once you returned home from work, the family was exposed to those asbestos fibres. It sometimes takes decades for family members to be diagnosed with mesothelioma from secondary asbestos exposure. We understand the challenges it takes to diagnose mesothelioma years after secondary exposure, but our lawyers know the best questions to determine the cause of secondary exposure.

What Are the Risks of Secondary Exposure?

Secondary asbestos exposure most commonly causes lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Any amount of asbestos exposure can lead to these types of illnesses. We assess the risk level of the frequency and concentration of your exposure to asbestos.

How Do I Get Secondary Asbestos Exposure?

Secondary asbestos exposure is much less common in today’s working world. Employers utilize special laundering services and shower facilities to wash away any asbestos on their clothing and skin. Decades ago, it was common for the rough texture of asbestos fibres to stick to hair, skin, and clothing. The most common secondary asbestos exposure included:

  • Clothing –If you did the laundry of someone regularly exposed to asbestos, you face the same type of exposure.
  • Furniture – When workers sat on furniture in asbestos-contaminated clothing, the fibres easily became embedded in the piece.
  • Touch – When family members hugged their loved ones after a day of work, the asbestos fibres easily transferred to them.

Symptoms of Secondary Asbestos Exposure

The signs and symptoms of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma typically appear 20 to 50 years after secondary contact. The earliest symptoms of asbestos-related diseases include shortness of breath, cough, nausea, muscle weakness, chest tightness.

Secondary Asbestos Exposure Legal Claims 

Secondary asbestos exposure is responsible for many mesothelioma cases of working family members regularly exposed to asbestos. Our mesothelioma lawyers can investigate all sources of asbestos and help you file a successful claim. In Canada, you have the option of a claim for mesothelioma to worker’s compensation or letting us assist you with asbestos trust claims. Since you cannot do both, it’s essential to understand that we can usually get much greater compensation than Workers Compensation. It’s critical to have a Canadian law firm handle your asbestos claim. Most US firms are not licensed in Canada and do not understand Canadian laws.


Contact Asbestos Canada Lawyers

Our lawyers at Miskin Law have helped hundreds of Canadians receive asbestos claims payouts. We’re knowledgeable about the challenge of proving secondary asbestos exposure and will get you the compensation you deserve. If someone you love was exposed to asbestos regularly, it’s essential to fight for your compensation. If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, let us fight for you. Contact Asbestos Canada today to handle your claim.

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