Man diagnosed with asbestos disease appeals to his former co-workers

Man diagnosed with asbestos disease appeals to his former co-workers

In the news today, a 67 year old man diagnosed with asbestos disease appeals to his former co-workers for their help.

Mr John Merritt is suffering with a lung disease (pleural thickening) caused by exposure to asbestos, and is seeking help from former co-workers who may know the details of where and how he was exposed to the asbestos.

A legal case is currently underway which John is fighting, hence why he is asking people to come forward with any information they may have which could help his case in court.

John believes he was exposed to asbestos while working for the firm John Dickinson & Co in Croxley Mill between the period 1965 to 1976.

The lung disease is greatly affecting John’s quality of life as he has difficulty with breathing and day to day simple tasks.  Sadly for John, there is no miracle cure for this crippling disease.

Can you help?

Do you or anyone you know happen to work with John at the paper mill in the late 60’s to early 70’s?

Mr Merritt worked in the cutting house operating specialist machinery, and thinks he may have been exposed to asbestos lagged pipework that was to be found throughout the mill.

If you think you can help John in his quest for vital information, then please contact Helen Bradley on 0161 238 5637 or email

Source of article:

for_help_after_asbestos_disease_diagnosis/  by Charlotte Ikonen


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Published Aug 16, 2016

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