30 December 2008
Wife of man who died from mesothelioma secures £250k payout
A woman who lost her husband to the industrial disease mesothelioma has secured a payout of more than £250,000.
According to reports in Spalding Today, Jayne Beesley was awarded the money during a recent hearing.
Caused by previous exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma is diagnosed in around 2,100 people in Britain each year, figures cited by Cancer Research UK suggest.
The condition was first detected in John Lambie in June 2006 and he died five months later.
He had been exposed to asbestos while working for the New Century Group, which was sued by Ms Beesley.
In a new development, Mr Justice Hamblen awarded her £72,000 in damages for the suffering endured by her late husband.
He also awarded £1,790 for funeral expenses, £3,000 for a holiday that had to be cancelled, £2,000 for the "intangible benefits" she lost when her husband passed away and £70,000 for future loss of earnings.