Man who replaced asbestos sheets and worked on boilers dies of mesothelioma
The wife of a man who died from an asbestos-related disease from changing asbestos sheets and working on boilers has been awarded compensation in England.
Yet a pending court case on insurance company payouts may ultimately decide she may not receive it, according to the Bexhill Observer on July 7, 2008.
Her husband was 67 when he died of the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma in September 2006.
A court recently ordered his previous employer, an engineering and construction management company, to provide compensation for exposing him to asbestos in the early 1970s.
Unfortunately, the money was due to be paid to her in June but was frozen because of six other asbestos lawsuits currently being heard in England that will determine how asbestos insurance rulings are decided going forward.
The man replaced asbestos sheets at work as he changed boilers from coal gas to natural gas.
According to court documents, the man was provided with overalls but no mask or goggles as he worked with asbestos.
Sadly, this situation, where exposure to asbestos was easily preventable, is all too familiar to the mesothelioma attorneys in the Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Asbestos Litigation unit here in the United States.
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