A woman from t he UK is appealing for witnesses to come forward so that she can file a claim for compensation following the death of her husband. Irene Cass, who is eighty years of age, lost her husband to the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma. Roger Cass died at the age of seventy seven.

Roger Cass worked as an architect for London County Council, and his wife claims that this is how he was exposed to the deadly substance, asbestos, which is responsible for the fatal cancer that her husband contracted. The cancer can take several decades to manifest following exposure.

Speaking of her late husband Irene stated: “After the diagnosis of mesothelioma, Roger’s condition deteriorated rapidly. He became anxious and worried and, during the last months leading up to his death, Roger suffered weight loss.” She added: “He also became extremely frustrated at the acceleration of his illness and his inability to do things. He passed away in March 2006 and will be missed dearly.”

Her lawyer said: We would like to hear from anyone who worked at the Elgin Estate for LCC and remembers working in areas which were contaminated with asbestos. More than 2,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. It is a type of cancer which is almost always caused by asbestos exposure. It does not respond well to treatment and treatment options are limited. Employers have a duty to take precautions with asbestos. There is no safe type of asbestos and no safe level of asbestos exposure.”

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