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Family pledges to seek justice after relative dies of mesothelioma

Family pledges to seek justice after relative dies of mesothelioma

A family has pledged to seek compensation on behalf of an 87-year-old woman who died from an asbestos-related disease.

Maureen Hutton passed away from mesothelioma - a disease that affects the respiratory system by attacking the inner-cell lining of the lungs - and an inquest has decided her illness was caused by her exposure to asbestos during her career working as a typist at a factory in the 1950s, the Bristol Evening Post reports.

The woman's family have said they will seek justice on behalf of their elderly relative after her death, which occurred in November of last year at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, a hospital managed by the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust.

Terry Moore, assistant deputy coroner at the Flax Bourton Coroner's Court, recorded the cause of her passing to be an industrial disease, meaning that her former employer, based in Cheltenham, may now face legal action for compensation.

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Posted by Cheryl Bennett