While the majority of asbestos litigation is brought by those who have had firsthand exposure to asbestos and asbestos-related products, typically on the job, those who have suffered injury and loss due to secondhand asbestos exposure may also have the ability to obtain compensation. The number of these cases is small, but they do exist.
Asbestos exposure could have many negative health impacts on an individual. One of these is that it could put them at risk of developing the cancer mesothelioma.
While asbestos exposure has been linked to a number of serious and often fatal diseases and conditions for a number of decades, there are many misconceptions and myths surrounding the claims processes. Victims and their families may be confused about their options and the reality of their chances for financial recoveries.