Asbestos Found in a Pennsylvania Nursing Home

Several areas of a nursing home in Pennsylvania have tested positive for asbestos fibers.

According to WFMZ, the Gracedale Nursing Home facility in Northampton County recently tested positive for asbestos after the deadly fibers were detected in certain areas of the building.

Tom Harp, Northampton County’s director of administration, said that the Gracedale Safety Committee requested asbestos testing for the building after construction work was done that they believed may have exposed some asbestos products.

Harp said that certain areas of the nursing home have been shut down and none of the asbestos fibers became airborne and inhaleable. He noted that the cleanup may costs tens of thousands of dollars.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation.