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10 September 2021 | Witness Appeals | Article by Lynn Yeates

Witness Appeal: Did you ever work with asbestos at Mid Wales Hospital?

We have recently been approached by a former employee of Mid Wales Hospital in Talgarth, Wales. Our client has asked our specialist asbestos claims team to determine how she was exposed to asbestos during her working life and investigate a civil compensation claim.

The dangers of asbestos were well-established by the time she started working at Mid Wales Hospital, and thus her employer had a duty to ensure that she was safe at work.

We are sad to report that in March 2021, our client was diagnosed with mesothelioma – a form of cancer that you can only develop as a result of being previously exposed to asbestos.

During the time our client worked at Mid Wales Hospital, she recalls countless times when construction and repair work was carried out to improve the aging hospital.

It is believed that our client was exposed to asbestos during one or more of the repair and renovation projects undertaken at the hospital. She vividly recalls the premises being incredibly dirty and dusty during these times.

If you worked at Mid Wales Hospital and know about the use of asbestos in any of the construction work that was carried out, we need to hear from you. Whether you were a staff member or a trades person, speaking to us about your experience could make all the difference for our client and her family.

The hospital has changed its name several times over the past few years, and you may remember it as the Brecon and Radnor Joint Asylum or the Mid-Wales Counties Mental Hospital.

If you can shed light on the presence of asbestos at Mid Wales Hospital, please get in touch by clicking on the button below.

Author bio

Lynn Yeates joined Hugh James in April 2021 and is a Partner in the Specialist Asbestos team based in the Southampton office. She specialises solely in asbestos disease litigation and has a long history of representing victims of asbestos exposure and their families.

Lynn has considerable experience working on complex, high value compensation claims and has strong links with medical specialists, palliative care providers, support organisations and barristers. She has in excess of 15 years’ experience working solely with people diagnosed with illnesses such as mesothelioma and other serious asbestos related illnesses.

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