Secondary Asbestos Exposure
The most common cause of mesothelioma is direct contact with asbestos in the workplace. It is not uncommon, however, for individuals who have never worked with or around asbestos to develop asbestos-related diseases. In fact, secondary or indirect exposure to asbestos can be just as dangerous as direct routine contact.
At Waddell Anderman Law Firm, our Baton Rouge attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience helping clients receive compensation after developing asbestos-related illnesses due to secondhand exposure. When you visit our firm, you will work directly with knowledgeable, caring attorneys who will investigate your claim and who will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Representation for Secondary Asbestos Exposure in Louisiana
There are many ways to come into contact with asbestos without working directly in an asbestos-related industry. A common occurrence is for family members — particularly women and children — to come in contact with asbestos when it is brought home from work on someone’s clothes. The asbestos then becomes dislodged at home where other members of the household breathe it in. The secondhand victim is usually unaware that he or she is inhaling hazardous substance that will develop life-changing symptoms in the future.
Secondhand exposure is not limited to family members or those who live with someone who works in an industry that uses asbestos-related materials. For example, our firm has represented clients who never had “hands on” exposure to asbestos, but later developed mesothelioma or other dangerous side effects.
Whatever your situation, speak to our firm immediately if you developed symptoms that could have been caused by asbestos exposure. Your asbestos exposure lawyers are ready to help today.
Contact a Mesothelioma Cancer Lawyer
If you or a loved one developed mesothelioma or were exposed to asbestos, we are here to stand up for your rights. Contact us online or call 225-283-8650 today to speak with a knowledgeable injury lawyer.
We offer free initial consultations, and we get paid on a contingent fee basis — you won’t owe us a thing unless we win results for you.