An industrial disease claim could be launched by the family of an elderly man who passed away due to an asbestos-related illness.
According to online resource This is Bristol, Peter Royall died in November 2010 after being diagnosed with mesothelioma - a condition that affects the inner-cell lining of the lungs - following a career as a ship fitter.
Medical professionals informed the 81-year-old of the fact he had contracted the disorder in July of last year and the news source noted that his condition deteriorated prior to his passing.
A coroner's report has now ruled that Mr Royall died after being consistently exposed to asbestos throughout his 20-year stint working form the 1940s onwards among lagging, dust and sheets containing the substance.
Therefore, his family may wish to pursue civil damages on his behalf.
Recently, the St Albans & Harpenden Review reported that Geoffrey Culverhouse, an 80-year-old man, also passed away due to mesothelioma, meaning a claim for compensation could be forthcoming from his loved ones.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens