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Former Basingstoke Carpenter Diagnosed with Asbestos Related Cancer Appeals for ex-Colleagues

A former Basingstoke carpenter is appealing for his former workmates or anyone with information to come forward to help his legal fight following his diagnosis with mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer.



2 August 2012

A former Basingstoke carpenter is appealing for his former workmates or anyone with information to come forward to help his legal fight following his diagnosis with mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer.



Martin Woodhouse (66) who lived in Basingstoke during the 1960’s was diagnosed with the terminal condition in September 2011.

Following the diagnosis, Mr Woodhouse began a legal claim against his former employers Mussellwhite & Sons Limited, a building firm which was based in Eastrop Lane in Basingstoke.

It was whilst working Mussellwhite & Sons Limited, as an apprentice carpenter from 1961 to 1966, that it is alleged that Mr Woodhouse was exposed to the deadly material, asbestos.

Law firm Leigh Day & Co, who are representing Mr Woodhouse, now needs to speak to anyone who may be able to help them trace who insured the company during the time of his employment at the firm.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused almost exclusively by the inhalation of asbestos fibres. The symptoms of the disease occur many years after the inhalation of the asbestos



Daniel Easton, a specialist industrial disease lawyer with Leigh Day & Co, who is representing Mr Woodhouse said:



‘I regularly see the dreadful effects that asbestos exposure has on former workers and their families. Martin was just approaching retirement and the diagnosis has been absolutely devastating for him and his family.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have worked with Martin or has information about the company which may assist in our investigations to contact us.’



Anyone who worked at Mussellwhite & Sons Limited during this time or believes can help in this case can contact Daniel Easton at deaston@leighday.co.uk or 020 7650 1226.

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