Asbestos exposure at work can not only pose an increased mesothelioma risk to employees, but also can put families of workers at risk as well. The unfortunate case of Annette Bhatti and her recent mesothelioma death is a sad example of this.
Annette, who was 49-years-old at the time of her death, was exposed to asbestos on a regular basis for the first 18 years of her life because of her father’s job at a UK shipyard where he regularly cut asbestos sheets. After work, he would return home in his asbestos-covered work clothes and, many times, hug Annette as soon as he walked in the door.
The regular asbestos exposure early in her life eventually led to her developing mesothelioma In June 2010 - only one month before her wedding to her husband. He passed away from the deadly asbestos cancer in December 2011, according to The Mirror.
“[Annette’s father] blames himself. He is broken, totally devastated,” said her brother Stuart following an inquest into her death.
Deadly secondhand asbestos exposure has also been a common problem stateside in the U.S. If you or a loved one has developed mesothelioma that was caused by asbestos exposure, call Sokolove Law today to learn more about pursuing a mesothelioma lawsuit.