A woman’s family was awarded $2.6M because of her indirect exposure to asbestos. Apparently the woman’s husband worked in an asbestos factory in the early 1960’s for a couple of years and brought home dust from the factory where she was exposed to it while doing the laundry. She died in 2006 of Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that occurs in the lining of the lungs and the chest. It is usually caused by prolonged exposure to particles of asbestos. The disease has a long delay usually from being detected and is usually in a more advanced stage by the time it is diagnosed. If you live in the Chicago area and have been exposed to Asbestos, visit http://www.sexnerinjurylaw.com to schedule a free consultation.