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Second Hand Asbestos Exposure

San Francisco Mesothelioma Attorneys

The majority of mesothelioma victims are exposed to asbestos at work. However, anyone who comes into contact with a person that has asbestos on their clothing or hair, or who handles contaminated clothing, is then exposed to the asbestos and can also develop mesothelioma. The San Francisco mesothelioma attorneys of Brayton Purcell, LLP, represent wives, children, grandchildren and other loved ones who have developed mesothelioma as a result of second-hand asbestos exposure.

Secondary Asbestos Exposure in Women

Mesothelioma is more common in men than women, because the industries where asbestos exposure is and has been rampant primarily employed men. Now we are seeing growing numbers of women who have developed mesothelioma by secondary exposure. Many of the women were wives, daughters, or mothers of men who were exposed on the job.

Men passed the asbestos along through the simple, loving act of hugging their families as they returned home from work each day. Women and girls bore the brunt of the exposure because females have traditionally been tasked with laundry duty, handling and shaking out the contaminated clothing and inhaling the deadly fibers on a daily or weekly basis.

Industries and Work Environments

If you lived with, or regularly spent time in the home of someone who worked in the following industries and work environments, you are at risk of developing mesothelioma due to second hand asbestos exposure:

  • Navy
  • Shipyard
  • Mining
  • Oil refinery
  • Auto manufacturing and repair
  • Pipefitting
  • Construction, demolition, and remodeling
  • Small appliance manufacturing and repair
  • Steel mill
  • Power plant
  • Railroad
  • Factory producing products which contain asbestos, including insulation, brakes, and fire-retardant/resistant products
  • Boiler manufacturing and maintenance

If you or someone you love has developed mesothelioma whether from exposure at work or from second hand asbestos exposure, please call the San Francisco mesothelioma attorneys of Brayton Purcell, LLP, at (800) 598-0314 or contact us online today. We have experience helping mesothelioma victims who contracted mesothelioma through second hand exposure to asbestos. Our mesothelioma attorneys have a history of success and have been recognized by their peers as among the best mesothelioma lawyers in the country. We will meet with you in a free confidential consultation and evaluate your claim at no cost to you. Then, if we take your case, we will handle your mesothelioma lawsuit on a no recovery no fee basis which means that we only receive compensation if we recover funds for you through a settlement or an award. Please call us today.