July 3rd 2020 is Action Mesothelioma Day. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that grows in the lining of a person’s organs – commonly the lungs – and is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. The Occupational Disease team at Linder Myers Solicitors has worked with many individuals suffering from mesothelioma and their…
Our client worked as a water fitter’s mate for a year when he was 20 years of age. Exposed to significant quantities of asbestos dust during the course of his duties, he received a pleural thickening diagnosis as a result more than 40 years later.
His job at the time involved repairing boilers in public buildings including health centres, schools, libraries and colleges. His tasks included stripping the asbestos lagging off the boilers and re-applying new asbestos by mixing the substance in cement form in a bucket with water.
We recently secured £85,000 for a client who sadly developed the cancer mesothelioma in her right chest several decades following significant exposure to asbestos at work for the then General Post Office.
Working as a telephonist from the early 1950’s to 1970, her employer was at the time providing both a postal service and telecommunications before the GPO was abolished in 1969 to eventually become BT and Royal Mail.
Our client sadly lost her husband just 8 months after his symptoms of breathlessness, tiredness and a loss of appetite were diagnosed as asbestos related mesothelioma.
Financially dependent on her husband, she pursued a claim against his previous employers where he was exposed to significant quantities of asbestos while working in the Royal Navy in the late 1940’s to the late 1950’s. He also worked as a petroleum engineer for BP up until the early 1990’s where he was also exposed to asbestos.
Bryan Hughes Jnr of Tetlow Grove in Eccles, is appealing for witnesses who may have worked in the 1960’s with his father, Brian Hughes Snr, whose asbestos related death four years ago was due to exposure during his working life as a joiner.
Brian Hughes Snr worked for two Greater Manchester Councils and at the Dry Dock of the Manchester Ship Canal Company and died at the age of 76 as a result of mesothelioma just three months after he was diagnosed in 2012.
The widow of Ian Lamb, who died in 2011 just three weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure, is appealing for witnesses who worked at ICI in Northwich from the mid-1960’s as she launches a legal claim against the employer.
Mr Lamb was employed by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) as a boiler man responsible for maintenance and repairs. His day to day duties often included cutting, removing, repairing and replacing pipes and lagging exposing himself unknowingly to harmful asbestos dust which led to his terminal diagnosis several decades later.
Awareness of the hazardous health effects of asbestos exposure has heightened in recent years. Thankfully, changes in legislation mean that the material is no longer used and in any event, asbestos is only dangerous if it’s disturbed allowing dangerous dust fibres to disburse.
The risks of asbestos in relation to mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer, have been known since the 1950s and 1960s however, the material was still widely used for a range of building insulation purposes until the late 1970s and only banned as recently as 1999.
We successfully won a six figure settlement for an 81 year old client who sadly died from mesothelioma just six weeks after instructing us suspecting that his illness was due to asbestos exposure during his career as a firefighter in the Midlands region.
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Newly diagnosed mesothelioma victims will now receive help through a new scheme which has been set up following negotiations between the Department for Work and Pensions, the Association of British Insurers and the UK government. About the scheme The government confirmed last week (25th July 2012) that insurers will fund the scheme, contributing a total…
National law firm Linder Myers has established a specialist occupational disease team following its recent acquisition of Rowlands Field Cunningham Solicitors.
The Supreme Court has today issued a judgement which should help many asbestos victims to gain access to compensation that would otherwise have been denied to them. Some insurance companies had previously argued that they should not have to pay damages on industrial disease claims where they insured businesses and other organisations that exposed workers to…