There is longstanding legal precedent for holding employers accountable when current and former workers are stricken with asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma.
This begs the question, what about taking care of family members who fall victim to such ailments? Shouldn't they be able to go after the companies responsible for introducing asbestos to their living environment?
Asbestos brought into the home on the clothing or shoes of workers has not always served as grounds for affected loved ones to recover damages for their medical costs, pain and suffering, and other damages.
If a ruling by the California Supreme Court is any indication, the tide may be turning on this issue.