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Boiler worker paid £100,000 for asbestos disease

A former boiler room worker from the North Middlesex Hospital has reached a settlement in his claim for damages following his diagnosis with mesothelioma, a fatal asbestos related cancer.

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26 April 2005

A former boiler room worker from the North Middlesex Hospital has reached a settlement in his claim for damages following his diagnosis with mesothelioma, a fatal asbestos related cancer.

He was employed as a maintenance man in the hospital’s boiler room for several years. During this time he was exposed to asbestos dust from lagging on pipe work and boilers which he helped to maintain.  The lagging was occasionally disturbed during maintenance work and he frequently helped clear the debris and dust from this work.

The mesothelioma was caused by asbestos dust from disturbed lagging

He was awarded damages of £100,000.  The compensation payment will be invaluable to him and his family in helping to pay for his care.

He was represented by specialist industrial disease solicitor, Daniel Easton.

Daniel said “Mesothelioma is a particularly aggressive cancer of the lung caused solely by exposure to asbestos.  There is no known cure for the disease and it causes undue suffering on the victim and their family.  The compensation paid in these cases can go some way to relieving this suffering by helping to pay for professional care services”.

For further information contact Sally Moore or Daniel Easton on 020 7650 1200.

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