Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Terminally-Ill Ex-Worker 'S Court Action

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Terminally-Ill Ex-Worker 'S Court Action

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A FORMER Teesside shop girl struck down by a terminal illness, is seeking more than PS50,000 in compensation, claiming she was exposed to toxic material while at work.

Susan Garnham, 60, says she was exposed to high levels of asbestos dust while working as a shop assistant at a Littlewoods department store in Middlesbrough between 1972 and 1994.

In a writ lodged at London's High Court, her lawyers claim she has developed mesothelioma - an incurable cancer of the lining of the lungs - as a result of being exposed to "debris and dust" from asbestos-lagged pipes and girders in the stockroom of the store.

She is now suing Littlewoods Ltd for at least PS50,000 in damages, claiming her illness is the result of her former employers' negligence.

In the writ, solicitors representing Mrs Garnham, who started working at the store when she was 19, say that the stockroom of the store was so contaminated with the potentially deadly material that she sometimes had to work in "a cloud of asbestos dust" when fetching boxes of merchandise to serve customers. …

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