Former pupil claiming compensation after asbestos exposure

A man is taking legal action against an asbestos factory that was located next to the school he attended. Michael King has developed mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. The school he attended as a child was next door to the Cape Asbestos Factory in Barking. It is claimed the playground of the school used to be coated in asbestos dust.

Before being diagnosed with the deadly disease, Mr King worked as a nurse, and later purchased and ran a residential care home. He commented, “It’s annoying because I never actually worked with asbestos. I just lived and went to school near the Cape Factory. My secondary school was right on the factory doorstep. The playground was always very thick with dust. Asbestos is retched stuff. I feel cheated really – I’ve spend my working life caring for the sick and here I am.”

Asbestos related diseases often do not present themselves until much later in life, many years after the initial exposure. Exposure to asbestos can result in life threatening diseases, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. These diseases have devastating impacts not only on the victims, but also on their loved ones.

Asbestos exposure claims with Freeclaim Solicitors

At Freeclaim Solicitors, we have specialist lawyers with experience helping clients claim compensation if they have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease. Our compassionate team know how difficult it can be for everyone following diagnosis, and are sympathetic to the needs of our clients.

If you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another disease related to asbestos exposure, call us today on 0800 612 7340. We will discuss your claim with you, and explain the process of making a claim. We have the experience and expertise to deal with these complex cases and take the stress away from you.

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Published: 7th October 2014.