Posts Tagged ‘take-home exposure’

Lack of take-home asbestos remedies leaves victims seeking justice

18 Oct 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Lack of take home asbestos remedies leaves victims seeking justiceThe story is sadly familiar: Workers unknowingly were exposed to while at a mechanic shop, shipyard or at an array of other potential places and contracted decades later, ultimately dying from the cancer. What about those people’s families? They are also at risk. Asbestos got on their loved one’s clothes, in vehicles and on shoes. While giving a hug or while doing laundry, they were easily exposed to the same carcinogen as they would be at a mechanic shop or shipyard in a process known as secondhand or take-home asbestos exposure. (more…)


Hillshire Farms found responsible for asbestos exposure

11 Sep 2017 by under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Hillshire Farms found responsible for asbestos exposureLast week Hillshire Brands Co. was found responsible for the death of Mark Lopez, 60, from due to exposure caused by the company. (more…)


California opts not to expand take-home asbestos liability

28 Jul 2017 by under Legal, News

Lady justice Dublin L 100x100 California opts not to expand take home asbestos liability is one of the few states in the country that hears take-home or secondhand exposure cases, when a worker transfers fibers from work through clothing, tools, vehicle, etc., as MyMeso has previously reported. Earlier this month, a California Court of Appeals voted against expanding liability in take-home exposure lawsuits beyond the scope of precedent. (more…)


Secondhand asbestos victims push for justice

7 Jul 2017 by 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 secondhand, when a worker transfers 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 —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 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, , 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 under Legal

OznEpzk5 100x100 Arizona Supreme Court will review take home asbestos exposure caseThe 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 , 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 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 exposure leading to the development of . 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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