10 June 2011
Asbestos-related illness may result in compensation claim
A family may seek compensation after a pensioner died of mesothelioma. The family of an elderly man who passed away earlier this year due to an asbestos-related illness may decide to seek personal injury compensation on his behalf.
According to online resource Get Wokingham, Stanley Ball died on February 26th and an inquest into his death has revealed that this was "overwhelmingly linked" to mesothelioma - a condition that affects the inner-cell lining of the lungs.
The news source noted that the 95-year-old had struggled with illness for eight years and it is now thought highly likely that this was caused by the fact that he worked in industries such as printing and building, where asbestos was heavily present.
Coroner Peter Bedford stated his illness was "consistent with mesothelioma", meaning his family could not pursue damages for his ordeal.
Recently, the Bournemouth Echo reported that both Trevor Pitman and Patricia Morgan died due to exposure to asbestos throughout their working lives.
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Posted by Richard Saunders
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