Mesothelioma Widow seeks help from ex-employees to make asbestos claim after husband’s death
A widow left devastated by the death of her husband, a former Lucas Aerospace employee, is seeking help from former employees of the company to make an asbestos claim after her husband died from Mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos fibres.
Christine Clayton’s husband John was born in Birmingham and lived in Small Heath for most of his life. The couple, who had been married for more than 30 years, retired to live in St Austell, Cornwall, in 1995.
Sadly Mr. Clayton became ill in August 2007 and due to an aggressive illness died only six months later when he was 70 years old. A post mortem examination revealed that Mr. Clayton suffered from malignant mesothelioma and an inquest in 2008 showed that he had been exposed to asbestos during his lifetime, causing the mesothelioma. Unfortunately, there was no conclusive evidence to confirm when Mr. Clayton was exposed to the deadly fibres.
John's widow, Christine, is calling for help from ex-employees of Lucas Aerospace who may be able to help the investigation as to when and where John was exposed to asbestos and help her to fight for justice and make an asbestos claim.
She explained: "John and I first met in the 1960s when we were both working for Lucas. John was based at the Spring Road site in Tyseley in the frazing department and also on the capstan machines, whilst I worked in shop 4 at the factory making headlights.
"He had a number of jobs over the years but spent much of his working life at Lucas Aerospace from the late 1960s until his retirement in 1991.
"John's death came as a huge shock. We had been planning to do so much during our retirement in Cornwall and all that has now been taken away from us."
Asbestos claims expert, Satinder Bains, of specialist solicitors Irwin Mitchell is representing Mrs. Clayton. She said: "The link between asbestos exposure and John's illness was only made after his tragic death and so Christine now faces the very difficult task of putting together the pieces of his employment history.
"We are seeking information from anyone who worked at the Lucas site on Spring Road, Tyseley, from the 1960s through to 1991 and would ask them to come forward to assist us with our enquiries."
Anyone with information should contact Satinder Bains on 0870 1500 100 or via email@example.com.
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