A recent asbestos lawsuit filed in Illinois has been filed by the wife of a refinery worker who claims she developed cancer after being exposed to “secondhand exposure” to asbestos dust on her husband’s clothing.
Plaintiff Ginger Hall filed an asbestos cancer lawsuit on June 25, 2012 against 11 companies where her husband worked, including Chevron USA, Citgo, DuPont, ExxonMobil, Huntsman Petrochemical, Mobil Chemical, Mobil Oil, Oxy USA, Texaco, Union Oil and Unocal Corp. According to her asbestos lawsuit, Hall was exposed to asbestos through her husband’s employment at several area refineries because he would come home with asbestos dust on his clothing. After years of being exposed to secondhand asbestos, Hall began to suffer breathing difficulties and eventually developed cancer. With the help of her asbestos cancer lawyer, Hall is seeking exemplary damages, past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and lost wages, plus all court costs. Her secondhand asbestos lawsuit alleges the companies failed to protect workers and, in turn, their family members from the dangerous effects of asbestos fibers.
What is secondhand asbestos exposure?
Secondhand asbestos exposure is when a worker who is exposed to asbestos during the course of employment transfers dangerous asbestos fibers home on his or her clothing or in his or her vehicle. Anyone the worker lives with or comes in contact with is then also exposed to asbestos fibers, putting those people at risk of developing deadly asbestos diseases like mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer, even though they never worked directly with asbestos. Secondhand asbestos exposure is a rare claim, but it has been made in mesothelioma lawsuits.
Filing an asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit
Many mesothelioma class action lawsuits and individual lawsuits have been filed over the years by people exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, asbestos warts, pleural plaques, diffuse pleural thickening, pneumothorax, and more. If you or loved one experienced any of these asbestos side effects, an asbestos injury compensation specialist
can provide a free consultation about your legal rights. These mesothelioma experts don’t get paid unless you have a case.