Search for witnesses in professional negligence compensation claim case
A woman who, after many years of prolonged exposure to asbestos through her father’s work clothes, ended up contracting cancer is currently searching for former workmates of her father in order to help her with her professional negligence compensation claim case.
The woman, 73, was first diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer linked to asbestos exposure, in 2008.
She now believes that her exposure to asbestos must have come about through her father, who was employed between the years of 1937 and 1969 as a bricklayer in an iron foundry.
As a result of his job, her father often came home in clothes covered with dust, including dust from asbestos-based products that he had to use in his work. The woman states: "After I left home I used to help my mother to wash father’s dirty work clothes."
Her solicitor states that they are in the process of putting together a compensation claim for professional negligence; however, they need to hear from anyone who may have been employed at the foundry between 1965 and 1969: “In order to build up an accurate picture of her exposure to asbestos it is important we speak to anyone who can recall the working conditions between 1965 and 1969.”