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Factory Worker Wins Compensation Battle Against Rolls Royce

A former Rolls Royce factory worker has been compensated after being diagnosed with terminal asbestos-related cancer.


Mr Gerald MacEwan, who now resides in Gateshead, was exposed to asbestos dust whilst working at the Rolls Royce production facility in Hillington, Scotland, in 1964.


Whilst Mr MacEwan was working at the facility it underwent routine repair work. During these works Gerald said that staff were not warned or given protective masks to protect them from asbestos dust.


In 2012, Gerald was diagnosed with mesothelioma at the age of 66.


Specialist lawyers at Irwin Mitchell issued High Court proceedings after Rolls Royce denied responsibility.


Irwin Mitchell have now successfully secured an out-of-court settlement for an undisclosed sum from Rolls- Royce Group PLC.


Mr MacEwan, who has five children and 11 grandchildren, said: “I was absolutely distraught to learn that I have mesothelioma. The cancer has made me very tired all the time and I just don’t feel like going out and walking as much as we used to. It has disrupted life for my family.”

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