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Secondhand Mesothelioma Cases on the Increase

Those people who were regularly exposed to asbestos are rightly concerned about the possibility of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos related health problems. However there are now more and more cases emerging of the loved ones of those who worked with asbestos also developing health issues due to asbestos. This is known as secondary exposure, for those who were not in direct contact with a dangerous environment at work, but whose family members unknowingly brought the asbestos fibers into the home.

Mesothelioma and asbestosis can take decades after exposure before symptoms appear and although it is usually associated with older people, those who grew up with parents who worked with asbestos can develop symptoms at a much earlier age.

For example, Bonham resident, Stephanie Harper, had a father who worked around asbestos and she developed a tumor linked to asbestos fibers in her lungs at the young age of 22. She suffered secondary exposure and now, aged 37, has mesothelioma and is living in pain daily.

Victims of secondhand asbestos exposure may have the right to pursue compensation and damages for the illnesses they suffered.

If you have been diagnosed with any an asbestos related disease, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. To find out how we can help you recover for your asbestos related claim, contact the Law Office of Brayton Purcell, LLP at (800) 598-0314 immediately, or contact us online for a free consultation.