Doctor with mesothelioma wins settlement for asbestos exposure in late 1990s | The BMJ

A doctor has won a substantial settlement from the NHS after the High Court ruled that she contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos while training in an NHS hospital two decades ago.

Kate Richmond, 44, developed stomach pains in 2018 and was given only two to three years to live after peritoneal mesothelioma was diagnosed.

Now living near Melbourne, Australia, where she worked as a GP, she was a junior doctor at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The hospital was demolished in 2006 to make way for the University Hospital.

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