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Woman’s Mesothelioma Claim Highlights Risk of Secondary Asbestos Exposure

If you are a veteran who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, then nobody needs to tell you about how dangerous exposure to asbestos can be. Whether you were a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, at some point you were put in a position where you were exposed to the toxic dust and fibers that the material breaks down into. You probably thought nothing of it at the time, and only now do you know that every time you breathed the stuff in you were putting yourself at risk. Depending on where and when you served, you may have gone home at the end of each day to your family, hugging your kids and throwing your dust-covered clothes into the laundry for your wife to wash – and each time you did that you were unknowingly putting them at risk too. It’s horrifying to think that they could get sick too, and that’s what’s behind a mesothelioma claim that was recently filed by a woman from Toledo, Illinois.

Charity Johnson remembers her father coming home with his skin, hair and clothes covered with dust. He worked throughout his life in a variety of jobs. At times he worked in auto repair, at other times in construction, and sometimes as a welder. Through all of these jobs he was constantly exposed to asbestos and he spread the dust throughout their home. In late 2013 Charity was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Now she is looking at an extremely premature death and has already paid large amounts of money to support her own medical care. She has had to miss work, has suffered great pain and mental anguish, and is aware that after her death her family will be deprived of her as a means of companionship and support. She has filed a mesothelioma claim against over fifty companies, including Ford Motor Company, General Electric Company, Aurora Pump Company and Honeywell International, accusing them of negligence, conspiracy and willful and wanton misconduct and seeking a minimum of $50,000 from each.

Filing a mesothelioma claim can be a difficult experience, and it is important that your legal representation has the experience, knowledge and compassion that you need to support you through the process. Veterans with mesothelioma are able to file mesothelioma claims similar to those filed by Ms. Johnson, pursuing those who provided the asbestos-contaminated materials to the military. If you or someone you love has been affected by asbestos exposure and would like information on how to file a mesothelioma claim, contact Danziger & De Llano today. Our caring attorneys will share their knowledge and advise you of your rights.

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