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I am a Senior Associate specialising in industrial illness claims with an emphasis on mesothelioma claims. I have many years’ experience of occupational disease claims and am an accredited Occupational and Disease Specialist with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
I am sensitive to the needs of my clients and their families, especially when they have been diagnosed with life limiting illnesses. I always strive to provide swift, accurate and expert assistance.
Isabelle Selley is “compassionate” and “patient” with a “deep understanding of her area of law” - Legal 500, 2017
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This is yet another terrible case which highlights the awful legacy of asbestos exposure and how it has affected so many lives.
“John recalled asbestos being present in the basement and throughout the hospital. We are keen to hear from anyone who worked in the hospital and has any knowledge of asbestos being present in the Heath beyond 1986. It would be helpful to speak to anyone who has knowledge of when asbestos was removed from the hospital buildings.
“Any information could prove vital to our efforts to help John’s family get the justice they deserve regarding his illness.”
While asbestos exposure is commonly linked to industrial environments, we are seeing a growing number of cases related to public buildings such as retail units, schools and hospitals.
“A case of this nature is a truly terrible reminder of the devastating impact that asbestos can have on those who come into contact with it and we are now determined to help our client get answers regarding whether she should have been better protected from the risks of exposure.
“We would urge anyone with information which could help to come forward as soon as possible.”
“Unfortunately, we often see cases like Alan’s where victims were unaware they were battling mesothelioma until the very end of their lives.
“Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive, unforgiving, and sadly terminal cancer caused by asbestos exposure decades before symptoms develop. All too often we see a case like this where workers spent time working in environments where they were exposed to asbestos dust and were not made aware, by their employers, of the dangers of asbestos dust.
“We are keen to talk with any of Alan’s former colleagues at the Associated Electrical Industries and Central Electricity Generating Board, the Merchant Navy or Veratec Ltd, about potential asbestos exposure.”
“Asbestos-related diseases are the biggest occupational killer of all time and mesothelioma kills over 2,500 people in the UK every year, often affecting people decades after they were exposed to the material.
“The dangers of asbestos have been well known for some time but unfortunately many employers did not take the appropriate steps to protect staff from inhaling the substance and the health risks associated with this.
“Brian and his wife Maureen are understandably concerned about what the future holds and we are appealing to former colleagues to come forward and help them understand where Brian was exposed to the substance and if more could have been done by any of his employers to better protect him.”
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