Daughter of asbestos victim seeks answers into premature death10 May 2013
Gladys May Trengove - more commonly known as Pat
The daughter of a Nottingham woman killed by an aggressive type of cancer is calling on anyone who used to work with her mother to come forward and help to answer questions about how she died.
Gladys May Trengove - more commonly known as Pat - passed away on 13 April 2012 at the age of 86 after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, a fatal form of cancer most commonly associated with exposure to asbestos.
Instructed specialist industrial disease solicitors, Thompsons
A long-term resident of Sneinton, Pat was employed by the Sketchley Dry Cleaning Company in its Vernon Road premises during the 1960s.
Her daughter Joan Smith has instructed specialist industrial disease solicitors, Thompsons, to seek information about how, where and when her mother might have been exposed to the deadly dust.
Joan said: “My mum’s diagnosis and death came as a total shock to our family. She was otherwise in really good health so who knows how long she would have been with us if she hadn’t contracted mesothelioma.
“To know that her death was potentially brought on prematurely due to asbestos is devastating. I’m determined to find out where she was exposed to it and hope that Nottingham residents will help me.”
Sketchley Dry Cleaning in the Basford area of Nottingham between 1961 and 1968
Peter Magee, a senior serious injury solicitor at Thompsons said: “Those who knew Pat will remember her as a good natured woman with a smile for everyone. Today, we ask those people to help Pat’s family to find answers.
“We are in the process of trying to contact anyone who might have worked with Pat during her time at Sketchley Dry Cleaning in the Basford area of Nottingham between 1961 and 1968. If you or someone you know worked with Pat, please contact Peter on 0800 0 224 224 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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