Former teacher, John, was diagnosed with mesothelioma and given just one year to live
John Slade, a former teacher, had been feeling unwell for a while before he received a diagnosis of mesothelioma from his doctor and was given just one year to live. Watch John's story.
03 October 2021
John Slade had known there was something wrong with him for a while. He’d been suffering from headaches and tiredness which got worse as time went on. He had multiple GP and private doctors' appointments and had brain scans yet didn't receive a diagnosis. However, after becoming so uncomfortable, his wife urged him to see the doctor once again.
On that occasion, the practitioner listened to his chest and told him to go to hospital immediately. After several tests, John was diagnosed with mesothelioma and told he had just one year to live.
John had been a pottery teacher in the 1970s. It was found that there was asbestos in the hut he taught in. The gloves he’d use to unload the kiln were also covered in asbestos.
John was committed to getting some compensation for his wife who would so have to live without him. As Slater and Gordon has expert who specialise in cases of mesothelioma, John chose us to pursue legal action on his behalf against his former employers and we were able to secure the compensation he deserved.