Printer's family compensated for mesothelioma19 June 2012
Exposed to asbestos while working for a printing company in Leeds
The man from Leeds was just 50 when he died from mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs.
The divorcee had two daughters, one aged 20 who was dependent on him when he became ill.
He was exposed to asbestos while working for a printing company in Leeds from 1975 until 1982 where asbestos was present on pipe work and on belting on machines at the company’s warehouse. He was exposed to the dust on a regular basis.
Never warned about the dangers of asbestos
He was never warned about the dangers of asbestos or given adequate protection from the dust.
He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in March 2009 after complaining about chest pain. He sadly died less than a year later in June 2010.
Following his diagnosis he instructed asbestos claims specialists Thompsons Solicitors to investigate a claim for compensation.
He was keen to ensure his daughters were provided for following his death but died before the claim was finalised. His family continued the claim on his behalf.
Thompsons Solicitors made claim for compensation
Thompsons Solicitors successfully secured substantial damages.
The printer's brother said: “It was a huge shock when my brother was diagnosed with mesothelioma. He was relatively young and as far as we were concerned still had a full life ahead of him. He felt strongly about claiming compensation. His main concern was making sure his daughters were provided for, particularly since one still lived at home.”
Marion Voss from Thompsons Solicitors added: “The client was diagnosed with mesothelioma when he was still relatively young and had family who were dependent on him. I worked quickly to fulfil his wish that the financial interests of his daughters were provided for in the future.”
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