Asbestos Cancer and Nurses: Did exposure cause health problems?
In recent news, a retired nurse died of asbestos cancer decades after exposure to the carcinogen.
The nurse was was 79 when she died in June 2008 from mesothelioma, a lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, which often takes 40 years to develop.
She worked as an auxiliary nurse at a hospital from 1967 until 1970, where her late husband was also a boilerman.
Both were exposed to asbestos in their work, and her family is trying to find their daughter's former co-workers who might have evidence of asbestos at the hospital - in case a compensation claim can be made.
An asbestos lawyer from our firm who has several similar cases said two other nurses who suffered the disease as a result of working at old hospitals had indeed received mesothelioma compensation. So a link between her condition and her work is yet possible.
It is also possible she had contact with asbestos dust and fibers from her husband's clothing, through his boiler room work.
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