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Mesothelioma claim news – Man receives compensation for wife’s death

25th April 2012

The man, who was employed as an army mechanic, worked with military vehicles which had asbestos parts used for heat protection.

Reportedly it was only in 2009 whenhis wife began to feel that something was not quite right, and in January 2010 the couple consulted a medical expert.

His wife was told that she had malignant mesothelioma, and, sadly, she passed away seven months after the diagnosis. The coroner said that it was “entirely feasible this disease was caused by washing her husband’s overalls”.

However, despite having lost his wife to this industrial disease, the former mechanic does not hold any feelings of resentment towards the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

“It was a way of life, asbestos was used, asbestos was widely used, it was the magical thing,” he states.

The MoD apparently gave the man its condolences on the death of his wife, and accepted liability immediately. He has been awarded £110,000 in asbestos compensation from the organisation in an out-of-court settlement.

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