Over £100,000 in compensation was obtained for the widow of a former painter who died, aged 83, from mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos.
He was exposed to asbestos for a number of years in the early 1970s when he was employed as a painter and decorator for the North West Electricity Board. He was based in a depot in Cumbria and carried out maintenance work around the depot which had asbestos lagged pipework and he also painted sub stations around the North West which involved working around asbestos lagging for repair and also sanding down and painting doors lined with asbestos board.
The defendants denied liability and that the deceased suffered from mesothelioma. However after Court proceedings were commenced, and an early offer to settle made by the defendants rejected, the case was settled for over £100,000 weeks before the trial was due to take place.
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