Widow considering asbestos damages claim

An elderly widow is considering launching a claim for personal injury compensation on behalf of her late husband who passed away due to an asbestos-related disease.

According to the Northern Echo, Anne Metcalfe, who is 72 years old, is seeking legal advice over the possibility of seeking damages from the former employers of Malcolm Metcalfe, her spouse who died in August 2009 as a result of mesothelioma, a disorder which attacks the inner lining of the lungs and causes respiratory issues.

Mr Metcalfe worked for Metropolitan Vickers as an electrician in the north-east urban area of Stockton between 1954 and 1955 and his wife believes that it may have been this time in his life where he was exposed to the lethal asbestos fibres which eventually caused his death.

"His illness grew worse with time, but we were never given a diagnosis until March last year - the news was a crushing blow and we were devastated," she told the news source.

Posted by Craig Williams

01/02/2011 16:41