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A new breed of asbestos lawsuits has been hitting the courts in which plaintiffs are suing employers over secondhand exposure to chemicals brought into the home on clothing. These so-called ‘take-home’ asbestos lawsuits, however, are getting mixed reviews from judges. In Washington, a state court of appeals ruled on Aug. 27th that families of workers who inadvertently bring asbestos home on clothes may now file their own claims against the employer, paving the way for potentially hundreds of plaintiffs to hold employers liable for asbestos-related illnesses. If you have had a problem with second hand asbestos please contact our office.

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