Retired electrician Barrie Gedney died just one month after receiving his mesothelioma diagnosis. Gedney’s widow – who claims that her husband’s mesothelioma resulted from workplace asbestos exposure – is now seeking justice and compensation for his untimely death.
Mary Gedney is seeking approximately $388,000 in compensation from her husband’s employer for his 2012 death from mesothelioma, an aggressive and incurable cancer caused by asbestos exposure, according to the U.K.-based Spaldingtoday.com. His widow claims he was exposed to toxic asbestos dust while employed at Uniq Prepared Foods, or its corporate predecessors, in Spalding, U.K.
Mary Gedney alleges that the company negligently exposed her husband to the asbestos, failed to warn him about the risks of the toxic material, and failed to provide proper safety equipment, according to a writ filed at London’s High Court. Asbestos lawyers claim in the writ that Barrie Gedney frequently worked on brick-built boilers covered with a “soft powdery type of asbestos referred to as ‘monkey muck,’’’ according to Spaldingtoday.com.
Electricians in the U.K. and the United States are at high risk of asbestos exposure. Exposure may result from running wires through structures with building materials that contain asbestos, such as insulation and drywall. Electricians can also be exposed to asbestos when repairing older equipment that used it in their housings, such as turbines and generators, and from removing asbestos-containing wire insulation.
If you have been exposed to asbestos and been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be eligible for compensation. Compensation from a successful asbestos lawsuit could help pay medical bills and other mesothelioma expenses. Call Sokolove Law today for a free case evaluation to find out if an asbestos attorney can help you.