Mesothelioma Lawsuit Over Secondhand Asbestos Exposure Reinstated

A mesothelioma lawsuit that alleges a woman’s diagnosis was caused by secondhand asbestos exposure will be allowed to continue, following a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision.

Annette Simpkins passed away from mesothelioma in 2007, the same year that a mesothelioma claim she had brought against CSX Transportation was initially dismissed. The mesothelioma lawsuit had alleged that Simpkins’ husband had regularly tracked asbestos dust into their home after working for CSX during the 1960s.

Simpkins regularly did her husband’s laundry, which she alleged was covered in asbestos fibers, the St. Louis Business Journal reported.

In a recent state Supreme Court decision regarding whether or not to reinstate Simpkins’ mesothelioma lawsuit against CSX, a majority of the justices ruled that a company dealing with asbestos products is obligated to properly warn employees about the dangers of secondhand asbestos exposure and taking the dangerous fibers in their clothes.

Simpkins mesothelioma lawsuit was reinstated and will be tried in a Madison County court.

If you or a loved one has developed mesothelioma due to secondhand asbestos exposure, call Sokolove Law today to learn more about pursuing a mesothelioma lawsuit.