64-Year old Geoffrey Bradshaw should be heading into retirement, but unfortunately doesn’t have much to look forward to, as doctors have told him he’ll spend his retirement suffering through the last few months of his life with mesothelioma.
To make a bad situation worse, Bradshaw could potentially miss out on any compensation because his former employer does not have any records of their insurance provider.
“The word bitter is not strong enough to describe how I feel. Getting compensation is extremely important. Elizabeth, my wife hasn’t asked for this. We’ve only been married eight years, but she was basically told she will have to bury her husband in nine months’ time. You feel robbed, as though you have lost that part of your life together. I know throwing money at this wouldn’t make any difference, but what it can do is make my wife’s life easier to manage”, said Bradshaw.
Seeking out compensation is extremely important when you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. The compensation received can help to cover medical treatments, cost of caregivers, offset the financial hardships a family may have when a spouse or child is forced to stop working to care for a loved one, and unfortunately it can help to pay for funeral arrangements as well.
Geoffrey Bradshaw’s situation shows that mesothelioma can affect everyone involved not just the person suffering from the disease.
“It has knocked me for six, but this affects the whole family.”
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma it is important to seek out compensation.