An asbestos victim who has contracted the asbestos cancer mesothelioma has won a massive twenty million dollars after contracting the disease through exposure to asbestos on a secondary basis. The woman, and nursing professor, is thought to have been exposed to asbestos through washing clothing.
It is claimed that she used to wash her grandfather’s clothes back in the 1960s, and this is where the secondary exposure is thought to have occurred. She went on to develop the asbestos related cancer, which can take decades to develop from the time of exposure.
Her grandfather worked as an insulator, and because asbestos was widely used in insulation in the 1960s, as well as in many other industries and applications, he would get asbestos dust and fibers on his clothing, which his granddaughter then washed.
The professor, having filed a lawsuit as a result of contracting the disease, has now been awarded twenty million dollars as a result of her exposure according to recent reports.