Survivors of toxic exposure at work have legal recourse — a wrongful death suit — against the manufacturer of the substance, even years after employment ends and the business has gone bankrupt. Spouses and children of deceased workers with or around asbestos-containing construction materials, auto parts, insulation or fireproofing in the mid-20th century may have a case against the manufacturer if an asbestos-related disease is identified as the cause of death.
As a survivor, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of companionship, funeral and burial expenses, and other unrelated damages. An experienced products liability asbestos attorney in Pennsylvania or New Jersey can help you recover money damages for the untimely death of your loved one from lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, colon cancer, esophageal cancer and larynx cancer.
You may have a case if your loved one was diagnosed with one of the above diseases after years of working closely with any of the following asbestos-containing materials:
- Insulation for pipes
- Fireproofing materials
- Boiler or furnace insulation materials
- Powder-based cements, plaster and compounds
- Roof, floor and ceiling tiles
- Brakes and clutches
- Building siding
- Electrical outlets
- Insulated auto parts
Your rights may be affected by whether or not you file your claim in a timely manner in accordance with your state’s statute of limitation and discovery rules. If you want to know more, call us to schedule a free initial consultation.