The family of a UK woman that died from the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma, has been awarded a five figure sum by way of compensation, according to a recent report. The woman died in 2005 from the cancer, having worked at County Luxdon Laundry Limited between 1975 and 1995.
The victim, Margaret Dobson, had only been diagnosed with the cancer five months before she died. Mesothelioma is known for its very long latency period, with symptoms often not developing for many decades following exposure to the substance.
According to reports the woman had been unaware that she had worked in an asbestos environment, but upon investigation it was discovered that two of the offices that she had worked in contained asbestos containing pipe insulation.
Lawyers said that a number of people came forward to provide information on Mrs Dobson’s duties at the firm, and that this had helped the family to win the case, as it provided important evidence in terms of providing that she was exposed to asbestos whilst at work.