Lowestoft engineering business admits liability for mesothelioma secondary exposure

  • Posted

Phoebe Osborne, a solicitor specialising in asbestos-related disease claims at Ashtons Legal, is on track to help Mrs T obtain compensation for the fact that she now suffers from mesothelioma through no fault of her own.

Mrs T, now in her 60s, repeatedly washed her husband’s dirty overalls when he returned from work during the late 1970s and early 1980s. They were both unaware at the time that the asbestos-covered clothes would later endanger Mrs T’s life.

Mr T worked for a company that refitted naval vessels and as such was regularly working with engines and exhausts. He used to get diesel on his overalls and then asbestos particles would stick to it when he was removing lagging. Because the overalls were so filthy, Mrs T washed them by hand rather than in a machine with the rest of the family’s laundry, and so unknowingly increased her exposure to the asbestos.

Phoebe comments: “By the late 1970s enough was known about the dangers of asbestos that Mr T’s employers should have been taking better steps to try to protect their workers. Far fewer people are diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of ‘secondary exposure’ than as a result of primary exposure but it was a real risk and sadly we are seeing a number of cases coming through several decades after the exposure took place.”

We Can Help You

If you believe we can assist you when persuing an Asbestos-related Disease claim, please get in contact with us on 0330 404 0777 or email enquiry@ashtonslegal.co.uk.


Close

How can we help you?

Please fill in the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible or to speak to one of our experts call
0330 404 0749





I accept that my data will be held for the purpose of my enquiry in accordance with Ashtons
Privacy Policy

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google
Privacy Policy
and
Terms of Service
apply.

How can we help?

If you have an enquiry or you would like to find out more about our services, why not contact us?