A woman from the UK is fighting for compensation after her husband died from the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma. According to reports the woman, from Frodsham in the UK, is battling for two hundred thousand pounds (around four hundred thousand dollars) in compensation as a result of her husband’s death.

Her husband, sixty nine year old Peter Oates, died from malignant mesothelioma, which is a type of cancer directly linked to exposure to airborne asbestos dust and fibers. Edith Oates, his widow, has named several defendants who she states are to blame for his exposure and subsequent death, and this includes ICI Chemicals and Polymers and Balfour Beatty.

Mr Oates worked for ICI on a number of occasions between 1950 and 1967, where he was exposed to deadly asbestos according to the lawsuit. The nature of his work involved working closely with laggers, who worked with asbestos paste and lagging.

Mr Oates also worked for Balfour Beatty between 1967 and 1989, where he was also exposed to asbestos according to the lawsuit. He passed away from mesothelioma in July of 2004.

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