Woman Widowed Twice: Mesothelioma Takes Mechanic and then Electrician Husbands
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A woman in the United Kingdom has lost two husbands to the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma. One was a mechanic and the other and electrician.
She has now become a devoted advocate, making it her life's mission to tell the public about mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, reported the Kent Messenger Group, on Feb. 27, 2008.
The widow won some financial compensation after the death of her husband from
mesothelioma in 2001. According to the newspaper, she is still fighting for
compensation for the death of her second partner, who succumbed to mesothelioma
in March 2006.
Both men were exposed to asbestos fibers during the early years of their working lives and developed incurable mesothelioma decades later. One is believed to have inhaled fibers from the brake linings of wheels he changed during 30 years as a truck driver and mechanic. The other was exposed to asbestos as a trainee electrician 40 years before his death, the news report said.
Sadly, our firm has come across many such stories where men and women toiled unprotected from asbestos, later developing mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis as a result of that exposure.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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