Lawyer Seeks Former Workmates Of Asbestos Cancer Victim

Appeal Launched To Help Battle For Justice

27.10.2010

27/10/2010

A lawyer representing the family of a man who died from mesothelioma is appealing for his former work colleagues to come forward to help in the battle for justice for the victim.

Devoted husband William Gerald Davies, from Rhyl, was 77 when he died in March this year from mesothelioma, a cancer that is caused by deadly asbestos dust.

Mr Davies’ family believe he may have come into contact with asbestos whilst working as an office manager for Pickfords Removals in Mochdre, where he was employed from 1958 until 1990.

Katrina London, a solicitor who specialises in asbestos claims at Irwin Mitchell solicitors in Manchester, is representing Mr Davies’ family and is appealing for people who worked with him to get in touch with her.

She says: “Before he died, Gerald recalled that he may have been exposed to asbestos when alterations were made to the offices he worked in at Pickfords. He also worked at Boardmans in Colwyn Bay between 1950 to 1951 and then again from 1953 to 1954, before moving on to work for John Garstangs Limited from 1954 until 1958.

She adds: “Gerald was exposed to asbestos through no fault of his own and suffered a terrible, debilitating disease which ultimately caused his death. He leaves his wife behind. I am keen to hear from people who worked with Gerald at these three companies.

She adds: “More than 2,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. It is a type of cancer that is almost always caused by asbestos exposure and does not respond well to treatment, so treatment options are limited. Employers have a duty to take precautions with asbestos. There is no safe type of asbestos and no safe level of asbestos exposure.”

Anyone who can help with any information is asked to contact Katrina London at Irwin Mitchell LLP on 0161 838 7262 or email Katrina.london@irwinmitchell.com.

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