Posts Tagged ‘take-home exposure’

Secondhand asbestos victims push for justice

7 Jul 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

upper body 944557 960 720 100x100 Secondhand asbestos victims push for justiceWhile most people think of mesothelioma as a deadly occupational cancer, increasing recognition is being given to family members who are exposed to asbestos secondhand, when a worker transfers asbestos fibers from work to home through clothing, tools, vehicle, etc. In the United States, California has opened the door for secondhand exposure—also known as take-home exposure—compensation, and asbestos victims in the United Kingdom who were exposed through family members are urging the government to acknowledge them by campaigning for compensation, according to the BBC. (more…)


Alabama mesothelioma case remanded to lower court

28 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Legal, News

603px Browns ferry NPP 100x100 Alabama mesothelioma case remanded to lower courtThe U.S. Court of Appeals’ 11th Circuit is remanding a Florence, Alabama, woman’s take-home asbestos exposure case back to district court to settle a dispute over the amount of damages to be awarded, according to AL.com. (more…)


Arizona Supreme Court will review take-home asbestos exposure case

22 Mar 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Legal

OznEpzk5 100x100 Arizona Supreme Court will review take home asbestos exposure caseThe Arizona Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments next month in a take-home asbestos exposure case, according to Legal Newsline.

The plaintiffs, Ernest V. and Mary Quiroz, allege Ernest’s father was exposed to asbestos at work and brought asbestos fibers home on his clothing, which exposed his family to the carcinogen as well. Health risks occur when asbestos fibers become airborne and are either inhaled or ingested. Ernest contracted mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer affecting the lining of the lungs, heart or abdomen, and died in 2014.  (more…)


California families can now sue over secondhand asbestos exposure, mesothelioma

7 Dec 2016 by Sarah Mahan under News

CA SC seal 100x100 California families can now sue over secondhand asbestos exposure, mesotheliomaIn the state of California, family members can now more easily sue loved ones’ employers for their own, secondhand asbestos exposure leading to the development of mesothelioma. Last week the California Supreme Court ruled to allow lawsuits against employers filed on behalf of family members who have contracted an asbestos-related disease secondhand from a relative.

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