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Asbestos suit launched against toy firm

Asbestos suit launched against toy firm

A man who is dying of asbestos-related cancer has launched a legal battle for compensation against his previous employers, local newspaper the Northampton Chronicle and Echo has reported.

Peter White alleges he developed malignant mesothelioma, a terminal cancer that affects tissue surrounding lungs and abdomen, while working for toy firm Mettoy Co of Swansea.

According to the court write, Mr White developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos sheets used for office partitions he was replacing as part of his job as joiner and maintenance man.

Mr White replaced the old asbestos sheets with new ones, as well as repairing the asbestos roofs.

He has accused the company he worked for over forty years of negligence and breach of statutory duty and is suing for damages worth £150,000.

Now 81, Mr White says he suffered from wheezing for a number of years, but was only diagnosed in December of last year once his condition had deteriorated considerably.