A woman who fought for compensation for twelve years following the death of her husband to an asbestos related disease has finally won her fight, and has been awarded around a quarter of a million GBP, which equates to around four hundred and seventeen thousand dollars.

The widow, who has apparently asked to remain unidentified, had been fighting for compensation since her husband was diagnosed with the cancer, mesothelioma, which is directly linked to long term and high level exposure to airborne asbestos dust and fibers.

However, despite her twelve year battle it was only a few weeks ago that she was successful in getting the compensation that she had been fighting for, but she said that her and her family were now happy that they had the financial security that they had lost.

She said: “My husband died from mesothelioma, a deadly form of asbestos-related cancer. He knew he’d contracted the disease after he had been exposed to the material when he’d unloaded and delivered sacks of asbestos while working on the DSS office building in Newcastle. His employers, Mitchell Construction, never warned him of the dangers of asbestos or gave him any protection.”

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