18 January 2010
Family seek witnesses in mesothelioma compensation bid
The family of a woman who lost her life to the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma are seeking witness to come forward to aid their bid for compensation.
Betty Farrow died from the condition, which affects the lining of the lungs or abdomen and is caused by exposure to the hazardous insulating material, in June 2008.
It is believed she came into contact with asbestos while working as an auxiliary nurse at St Michael's Hospital in Aylsham.
She was employed in the medical facility for three years from 1967 until 1970.
An inquest following her death revealed that, as well as mesothelioma, she also had a form of scarring of the lung lining which can only be caused by asbestos exposure.
Her daughter, Sue Empson, remarked: "No amount of money can ever bring my mother back to us, but we want to get to the bottom of where she was exposed to asbestos. Without witnesses this will be almost impossible."