Hunt for British Telecom workers as Justice Sought for Deceased Falmouth Woman
A Falmouth woman recently died with mesothelioma due to secondary exposure to asbestos. It is believed that the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was exposed to the lethal substance through her husband’s clothing during his time working for The General Post Office (now known as British Telecom).
A Plymouth solicitor is now seeking justice for the husband and the rest of the family, following the victim’s death in December 2018, and needs the help of the public to be able to prove that there was regular exposure to asbestos.
“As the effects of asbestos can take decades to show, proving exposure and liability is often a difficult task”, says James Walsh, asbestos specialist at GA Solicitors.
“The deceased and her family have suffered greatly and we need to ensure that they are all well cared for in the future, particularly the husband who is now left living alone.
“The husband worked for The General Post Office from 1965 to 1989 as a cable jointer/technician. He understands he was regularly exposed to asbestos as it was used to protect cabling, as well as insulate and protect switchboards.
“To provide undisputed proof that the husband was exposed to asbestos, we are asking any jointers and grade 2A technicians who would have worked with The General Post Office around this time, to provide accounts of their own work and experiences, as well as any asbestos exposure.”
Sadly, the Health & Safety Executive estimates around 5,000 people in the UK die each year due to asbestos related diseases. Secondary exposure is as lethal as direct exposure.
If you think you can help, please contact James Walsh of GA Solicitors by emailing james.walsh@GAsolicitors.com or by calling 01752 203536.
James is head of the asbestos and industrial disease team at GA Solicitors. He is one of the South West’s leading industrial disease litigators with more than two decades of experience and is an accredited Occupational Disease and Asbestos Disease specialist with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
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