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Boyes Turner’s mesothelioma claims lawyers recently acted for Mrs P, whose husband died of mesothelioma, having worked as an area salesman for Atcost Limited and Hillspan Construction Limited during the 1970s.

The case was vigorously defended by the defendants who alleged that any exposure to asbestos as a salesman would have been very low. The defendants argued that the employer took all reasonable steps judging by the standards of the day to protect the deceased and that any exposure was below the numerical values published in Technical Data Note 13 from the Factory Inspectorate. The defendants made an offer in settlement to Mrs P shortly before trial and the case was settled in the total sum of £145,000.00. Within this was a sum of £3,747.80, which Mrs P recovered and paid directly to St Nicholas Hospice, Suffolk.