Hunt for cause of worker's cancer13 August 2009
Bladder Cancer caused by Chemicals
The solicitor of a cancer survivor from Bradford is looking for information about his working conditions.
Thompsons Solicitors is representing the man after he developed bladder cancer in 2007.
He has undergone surgery to remove the tumour, but his condition is still under careful review. He has not been able to return to work and is fearful that the cancer will return.
The 48-year-old has never smoked, but has worked with potentially cancer-causing chemicals for a number of different companies in the Bradford area.
Thompsons Solicitors are Industrial Disease Claims Specialists
Following his diagnosis he was advised by his doctors that his condition may be caused by work. He instructed industrial disease claims specialists Thompsons Solicitors to seek advice about whether he may be entitled to compensation.
Thompsons are trying to build up a picture of what chemicals and other materials he was exposed to and are pursuing a number of different lines of enquiry.
Did you work at A H Marks in Wyke Lane, Bradford between 1977 and 1989?
In particular Thompsons would like to hear from anyone who worked at A H Marks in Wyke Lane, Bradford between 1977 and 1989 when the company made weed killer and pesticides.
Thompsons would like to hear from anyone with information about the working conditions and what chemicals were used in Shed 37 and 36.
Marion Voss from Thompsons Solicitors said: “Certain chemicals are recognised as bladder carcinogens. We are trying to build up a picture of the chemical substances and materials this client worked with so that we can consider whether it may be the cause of his bladder cancer. We would like to speak to anyone who worked at A H Marks in Wyke Lane, Bradford between 1977 and 1989. Our preliminary enquiries do not constitute any allegation of fault against any particular company.”
This news story was also published by Telegraph & Argus.
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