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When asbestos exposure causes loss during the holidays

Many Minnesota families will be forced to cope with the loss of a loved one before 2019 comes to an end. In some instances, a family’s grief may be intensified by knowing that the illness that caused a loved one’s death was preventable. For instance, when asbestos exposure is a causal factor, it is often employer negligence that was ultimately responsible for a particular worker’s adverse health condition. Coping with sudden loss during the holidays is not easy, but it is often more tolerable when the family in question has a strong support network.

Each grieves in its own way. Some decide they want to carry on with holiday customs and tradition, though perhaps in a more low-key manner. Lighting a candle at holiday gatherings in memory of a loved one is one way to help families honor those who have died. Traveling to a location that held holiday significance to the spouse, son or daughter who has died is another way to honor his or her memory.

For those whose deaths resulted as a consequence of asbestosis or mesothelioma, family members may have spent months caring for them. While everyone might have expected the ultimate outcome, it does not make grieving any less sorrowful. When a death occurs during the holidays, it is not only the present season that is difficult; every holiday season in the future will likely be affected to some extent as well.

What recourse does a Minnesota family have when a loved one dies because of asbestos exposure? Answers may be found by consulting with a personal injury attorney who has experience in asbestos litigation. If evidence documents that proper training, information or safety equipment was not provided to the loved one in question, there may be grounds for seeking compensation for damages in court.

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