28 October 2017 | Firm news | Article by Chris Griffiths

Standard Triumph worker Kenneth Perry's asbestos death leaves widow seeking justice

Mr Kenneth Perry sadly passed away as a result of the disease mesothelioma in May 2015.

Mesothelioma can often be attributed to breathing in asbestos dust many years previously and it is possible, if not likely, that Mr Perry was exposed to the deadly fibres whilst at work.

The widow of Mr Perry is now seeking justice as a result of her husband’s untimely death which she believes may have been caused by exposure asbestos dust whilst working for Standard Triumph in Canley. She is now trying to trace some of his former colleagues who may have worked with Kenneth between 1968 and 1981.

Whilst it is suspected that Kenneth Perry had contact with asbestos (which causes mesothelioma) whilst working at the factory, his exact job role is unknown. Mr Perry remarried later in life and unfortunately, Mr Perry’s first wife passed away some time ago. This has left the family with very limited knowledge of what Mr Perry’s job was at the factory in Canley. Away from the Standard Triumph factory, it is known that Mr Perry was also a bus driver for Birmingham & Midland and worked for the Home & Colonial stores, all within the Coventry area.

Mrs Perry’s solicitor at the firm Hugh James,  Chris Griffiths, said: “It is vital for Mrs Perry and her family to find someone who has first-hand knowledge of Kenneth’s working conditions while he was working for Standard Triumph in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980’s.”

“Mesothelioma is an exceptionally aggressive and painful disease that is entirely preventable if the correct precautions are taken. Unfortunately, millions of people were exposed to asbestos dust in the workplace throughout the twentieth century as its use in many industries – including the car industry – was widespread.”

“Despite the fact that nearly 50 years have passed since Mr Perry is believed to have been exposed to the deadly fibres, he and his family are still entitled to justice.”

“From the information, we have obtained so far it is believed that Mr Perry may have been exposed to asbestos during his employment with Standard Triumph. We are now trying to help the Perry family to find former colleagues who worked with Mr Perry so that we can gain a full understanding of where and when Mr Perry may have been exposed to asbestos.”

The Perry family has instructed specialist asbestos lawyers at Hugh James to investigate whether and, if so how, Mr Perry came into contact with the hazardous material, asbestos. Former colleagues that knew Mr Kenneth Perry can get in touch with the firm by calling Chris Griffiths on 029 2078 5691 or by filling in the form below.


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