$30 Million Verdict in Mesothelioma Case Highlights Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure Risk

In a recent verdict, Cooney & Conway, alongside Dean Omar Branham Shirley, achieved a monumental $30 million victory for the family of Thomas Jackson. The case revolves around second-hand asbestos exposure, resulting in the tragic death of Mr. Jackson just five weeks after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of mesothelioma.

Understanding Secondary Asbestos Exposure: Impacts on Loved Ones

Asbestos exposure is a well-known health risk that has been extensively studied and documented in recent years. However, many people may not realize that the danger extends beyond those directly exposed to asbestos at home or work. Secondary asbestos exposure can seriously impact family members and loved ones who may never have set foot in an asbestos-contaminated area. Today, we will explore the concept of secondary asbestos exposure, its health implications, and the legal recourse available to those affected.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits After Death

Mesothelioma is a vicious disease caused by asbestos exposure. Unfortunately, during the 1940s-1970s, many companies and manufacturers knowingly used asbestos. Why would they do this? Well, as far as construction materials go, asbestos was brilliant. It was strong, fire-resistant, water-resistant, and affordable. For these reasons, many buildings were built with asbestos as insulation. The major problem, though, is that asbestos is highly toxic. Even though companies knew this, they used it anyway.

Mesothelioma Settlements: What to Know

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos was widely used until the late 20th century due to its heat-resistant and insulating properties. Unfortunately, prolonged exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health problems, including mesothelioma. Because manufacturers who used asbestos knew about its toxicity, they can be held liable for the health consequences to employees.

5 Ways a Mesothelioma Attorney Can Help You

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