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Home > News > Personal Injury News

20th June 2006

Did You Work With David Carter in Poole?

Widow of Mesothelioma Victim Seeks Help

Linda Carter's husband, David, passed away in April 2005 as a result of the fatal, asbestos related lung cancer, mesothelioma. He developed the disease as a result of exposure to asbestos whilst employed by W.L. Miller & Sons Limited of Poole between 1968 and 1991. He was only 59 at the time of his death.

Her lawyers, Thompsons Solicitors, are attempting to trace any former colleagues of Mr Carter (also known as Andy Carter), to obtain more information about the working environment at Millers, a large meat production company.

Asbestos in the Workplace

Mr Carter began his employment at the Miller site as a Trainee Charge-Hand and was eventually promoted to a Department Production Manager. He recalled that at least one of his former co-workers had developed an asbestos-related disease and subsequently died.

The building in which he worked was heavily used and somewhat dilapidated, with asbestos lagging around some of the pipes in a noticeably poor condition. Maintenance work was often carried out and sometimes this lagging would simply be taped into place rather than replaced if it was damaged.

Mesothelioma is a devastating illness. In this case caused by the negligence of Mr Carter's employers. It can take up to 30 years to develop and it is estimated that by 2010, it will cause around 10,000 deaths each year.

Compensation Claim

The lawyers acting for Mrs Carter and her family require information from her husband's former workmates in order to support a compensation claim on their behalf. Tracing other employees may also enable them to assist others with a potential claim. Anyone who worked at Millers between the 1960s and 1990s can contact us on 0800 783 9019 or by email at .

Linda Carter said on the matter: "My life will never be the same as it was when David was alive. I cannot replace David who should have been my lifelong companion. Before suffering from this condition my husband was a dedicated worker who enjoyed his work.

Although I can never bring David back I would like justice on his behalf. I cannot believe this company had such a poor view of health and safety that they continued to expose my husband to asbestos when they knew of the risks or ought to have known of the risks that were involved."

Industrial Disease Advice

If you or a member of your family has suffered an asbestos related illness or other industrial diseas, our specialist lawyers may be able to assist you. Complete an online claim enquiry form and one of our advisers will contact you to provide further advice.

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