Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Port Talbot
My Motorhome: Swift KonTiki 669
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So sorry to hear this bad news, unfortunately I lost my father to Mesothelioma at the age of 63, they only diagnosed his condition 4 months before his death although the contact with asbestos happened more than 25 years before and he had been quite poorly with a range of undiagnosed health issues for a couple of years, they even suggested at one point that his health problems were psychosomatic which was really hard for him to bear. He was a bricklayer in Port Talbot steelworks, his job was to reline the blast furnaces with bricks and they would put brown asbestos between brick and furnace wall, they were never offered protection even though the dangers were known at the time.
We were not able to claim compensation as we were not dependants at the time of his death
I'm not sure I can offer you any help but genuinely hope that Chris doesn't develop worse symptoms and that they can offer better options with an early diagnosis
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