Help Raise Awareness About Mesothelioma This Mother’s Day

May 10, 2015

This Mother’s Day we’re helping to raise awareness about women and mesothelioma cancer.

An unfortunate truth is that many women and moms have been exposed to dangerous mesothelioma-causing asbestos fibers even though they never worked or came into contact with asbestos through more “traditional” means in their work lives

Instead, these women and mothers may have developed mesothelioma for the same big potential reason that a non-smoker develops lung cancer… through second-hand exposure.

While many men who developed mesothelioma cancer later in their lives may have on-the-job exposure to asbestos to blame, we’ve represented countless women who developed mesothelioma cancer, not because of their own work with or around asbestos fibers; instead, these women developed mesothelioma because their husbands worked in or around asbestos fibers… and carried the asbestos fibers unknowingly back home.

Thanks to how dangerous asbestos fibers are, there really needs to be a ban on asbestos. That’s a goal that our asbestos lawyers are committed to making happen.

However, in the interim, anyone who works in or around asbestos fibers must protect themselves and their families by taking necessary precautions. Necessary precautions like not just protecting themselves from inhalation of asbestos fibers in the moment — but also from asbestos fibers collecting on their work clothes. That’s why individuals should be given work-specific clothes that they wear during potential contact with hazardous contaminants… work clothes that they must safely take off and have decontaminated before they go home for the day.

While worker safety is something our lawyers try to protect everyday, and hope to improve, we do not want you to think that this — this, make sure to not bring asbestos-contaminated clothes — is a 21st century mindset, something that you or your fellow workers did not have the time or abilities to complete way back when.

Instead, asbestos has been a known carcinogen (aka, a substance known to cause cancer) for a very long time now, and when companies or other entities did not protect you or your fellow workers by providing necessary precautions and safety standards, they likely did so not because they did not know better, but because they did know better… but chose to ignore the facts and their workers’ safety by cutting corners, anyway.

Unfortunately, this negligence extended far beyond industrial work locations; instead… those asbestos fibers may have been carried home to expose your loved ones to mesothelioma cancer.

And that’s how mom may have gotten sick.

For years, she hugged you when she came home. She did your laundry. She cleaned up your dirty tracks when your work shoes soiled the floor… Mom did everything she could to take care of her family. What she couldn’t have known is just how little care the asbestos manufacturers gave to her families’ well-being. Because asbestos manufacturers knew better.

We encourage you to share this blog post with your friends and family this Mother’s Day. If your or someone you know is a mom who developed mesothelioma cancer and you’ve been trying to figure out why, this information might be able to help you get to the bottom of what caused your suffering.

Our asbestos lawyers may also be able to represent you in a mesothelioma lawsuit, an important step you can take to hold these companies accountable and help protect your family and all of the other moms out there who are doing the best they can for their family. To learn more, you can call us at (866) 538-0485 or contact us online.