Asons Solicitors Warn of Asbestos Danger After Family of Worker Who Died of Mesothelioma Receive Compensation

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According to the Coventry Telegraph, a family from Coventry received £90,000 in compensation, following the death of Frank Parker. His death was caused by mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer, mostly caused by asbestos exposure. (1)

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No amount of money will ever bring Frank back to us, or make up for the pain and suffering he endured for the final months of his life. But the fact that we’ve been able to take a stand against his employer brings us a sense of justice.

Frank Parker, who died last June, at the age of 73, claimed he had been exposed to asbestos when employed as electrician by Coventry-based firm Massey Ferguson, over thirty years ago. His work involved removing asbestos lagging and carrying out maintenance, his work caused the release of asbestos dust and fibres in the air. (1)

Mr Parker died 18 months after he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an incurable cancer which affects the lining of the lungs. The sudden death did not allow him to make a claim for mesothelioma compensation, and his son Graham and daughter-in-law Adrienne had to pursue the deserved settlement. (1)

Adrienne Parker, daughter-in-law of the victim, said:

“We’re obviously delighted. No amount of money will ever bring Frank back to us, or make up for the pain and suffering he endured for the final months of his life.

“But the fact that we’ve been able to take a stand against his employer brings us a sense of justice.’’ (1)

An appeal in the Coventry Telegraph, for others workers to come forward, was made by Mr Parker’s family in September 2012 and the response was positive, contributing to the successful outcome. (2)

Following the appeal, several workers and electricians remembered being exposed to asbestos at Massey Ferguson, while working alongside Mr Parker. (1)

Commenting on the news, Thomas Fairclough, Executive at Asons Solicitors, said that:

“Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, an industrial disease that is caused almost exclusively through the inhalation of asbestos fibres.

“Unfortunately, mesothelioma symptoms may not appear until 20 to 50 years after asbestos exposure, and many patients die within 3 years, due to the late diagnosis.

“I strongly feel that no person should suffer because of the effects of their profession, and the families should be fully compensated as a result. Those who are experiencing the same working conditions, or have been suffering from lung cancer after years spent in an asbestos-contaminated working environment, should not hesitate to make asbestos claims.”

A spokesperson for Massey Ferguson stated:

“This was a matter handled by the company’s insurers and it would be inappropriate for AGCO to comment on any issues which are personal to previous or present employees of the company.”

Asons Solicitors have a dedicated team of industrial disease specialists, dealing with cases of asbestos related diseases; giving people legal advice, particularly in the area of mesothelioma claims. Exposure to asbestos can be deadly, and Asons urge anyone who feels they may have been exposed to asbestos fibres to consult their GP immediately for a consultation, and contact an industrial disease specialist for legal representation.

Asons Solicitors suggest that if someone would like to learn more about the asbestos compensation process, or if they would like to better understand the condition, that information is available at, or via an expert helpline on 01204 521 133

(1)    Coventry Telegraph - £90k payout for family of Massey Ferguson worker who died of asbestos-related cancer – 19/08/2013
(2)    Coventry Telegraph – Asbestos claim family’s plea for help to workers – 17/09/2012    

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