A new group of mesothelioma victims are claiming that second hand exposure to asbestos caused their illness. Lawsuits have arisen as victims and their families have begun to realize that asbestos at a workplace can be transferred into the home. A man has claimed that his wife died of mesothelioma because she regularly washed his work clothes which were carrying asbestos. The man was awarded $3 million. Other courts have produced mixed results as this new category of personal injury lawsuits is formed.