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More About Take-Home Asbestos

Mesothelioma is rare and terminal form of cancer that can attack the lining of the heart, lungs, abdomen, or, rarely, the testicles. It is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers that get released whenever working with the compound. Asbestos is a naturally-occurring compound that has been used for over a century in multiple commercial, industrial, and residential applications.
In the 1930s, the government began to issue warnings that asbestos could be harmful to one's health and that employers should take the proper precautions to protect their employees. However, many employers didn't heed this warning and allowed their employees to be exposed to asbestos anyway which has led to a huge amount of Americans being diagnosed with mesothelioma. If you or a family member is suffering from mesothelioma, you may have recourse to file a lawsuit. Contact our Houston asbestos lawyers today by calling (800) 499-1797.

What is Take-Home Asbestos?

The surprising fact about asbestos is that you may wear protective clothing and protective respirator masks, but still end up exposing yourself and your family to dangerous asbestos fibers. Asbestos has a habit of lodging its fibers within the clothing you wear when you work. Therefore, if you wear your work clothes home after being exposed to asbestos, you've just introduced your car and home to asbestos and exposed yourself and your entire family to the substance.
Take-home asbestos cases have even occurred when a person in the home takes care of the laundry of a person that works with asbestos. While the worker doesn't realize they're bringing home asbestos fibers, the person that does the laundry is exposed to it on such a regular basis that they may contract mesothelioma.
While people in your home may not have had direct contact with the asbestos fibers at your place of employment, that doesn't mean that the employer's responsibility ended when you left your job. It is your employer's responsibility to ensure that you are protected from asbestos while at work and to take precautions that keep you from brining asbestos home. If your employer has not protected you and your family from getting mesothelioma, you may have legal options.

Get Help From Our Houston Mesothelioma Attorneys

At the law firm of Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, our attorneys have helped countless members of our community seek justice when they're suffering because of mesothelioma. Whether you were exposed while at work or had a family member suffer because of take-home asbestos exposure, our attorneys will review your case for free and help you determine if you have legal recourse to file a lawsuit. We will help you seek damages to help with your current and future medical care, along with the care of your family. Contact us today by filling out the form on this page or calling (800) 499-1797.

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National Asbestos Lawyer Disclaimer: The content of this website is presented by Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP Houston, Texas. It is not intended to be legal advice, but general information related to legal issues commonly encountered with Mesothelioma lawsuits and Asbestos lawsuits. If you or a loved is suffering Mesothelioma, or have been exposed to Asbestos, please contact Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP for a free case evaluation.