23 June 2011
Elderly man's death could lead to industrial disease claim
The family of a pensioner who passed away after contracting an asbestos-related illness could decide to launch an industrial disease claim in the near future.
According to the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, Cecil Palmer died in February of this year following a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma, meaning that the family of the 78-year-old could be eligible to seek personal injury damages on his behalf.
An examination conducted by the Peterborough Coroner's Court established that his death was definitely caused by the industrial disease, but it remains unclear how and where Mr Palmer came into contact with asbestos.
His son Russell told the court that his father has worked as a shoe repair apprentice as well as a post man throughout a career that began when he left school in 1947.
This comes after This is Staffordshire reported that George Harrison died at the age of 87 last month due to mesothelioma following a career working as a kiln operator for 37 years.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett
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