Recent decisions in a lawsuit by Patricia Ann Dumas Jackson of Louisiana, who died of malignant mesothelioma at the age of 75, highlight the dangers of secondary asbestos exposure. After her death, Mrs. Jackson’s lawsuit has been continued by her daughter Dielda, who asserts that her mother’s mesothelioma followed exposure to asbestos brought home on her grandfather’s work clothes during the years that he worked at a Louisiana shipyard.
Secondary exposure, also known as secondhand asbestos exposure, occurs when blue-collar occupations, such as construction and factory workers, ship builders and even auto mechanics, bring home asbestos fibers on their body. Much like direct asbestos exposure, it takes decades for mesothelioma to develop.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of secondary exposure to asbestos, contact the experienced attorneys at Nass Cancelliere. For more than 35 years, the Philadelphia-based law firm of NASS CANCELLIERE has represented 4,000 people who have contracted MESOTHELIOMA and other forms of asbestos-related illness. Our attorneys have tried over 1,000 cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey and we have collected over $500 million for our clients. Learn more by calling 215-546-8200 to speak with an attorney or contacting us online.