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Family awarded pay-out after man dies of mesothelioma

Family awarded pay-out after man dies of mesothelioma

The family of a man who died earlier this year from mesothelioma have received compensation of £60,000, the Norwich Evening News reports.

Philip Barr was diagnosed with the asbestos-related cancer in November last year and one of his three children, 27-year-old Tina Smith, gave up her job to look after him before he died.

He had been exposed to asbestos dust when he worked as an installation engineer for a telecommunications firm in Birmingham between 1977 and 1994.

Speaking of the pay out, Ms Smith said: "The compensation to us as a family gives us a sense of justice that the company where he worked was negligent with my father's health and life."

She went on to encourage other families that have lost loved ones to asbestos-related disease to continue their fight for compensation.

According to the Trades Union Congress, approximately 5,000 people die each year from mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer.