22 November 2011
Pensioner launches £200k industrial disease claim
Compensation of up to £200,000 is being sought by a terminally-ill pensioner in an industrial disease claim.
According to Halesowen News, Malcolm Bogges developed malignant mesothelioma and claims he was exposed to asbestos throughout his career as an engineer with Simon-Dudley from 1959 to 1977.
The 67-year-old is subsequently seeking a six-figure damages sum from his former employer in a case at the High Court, as he believes the firm's negligence is the cause of his illness.
In his legal writ, Mr Bogges indicated he inhaled the lethal material while operating in both the company's repair shop and while fitting fire fighting appliances.
He was told he had the asbestos-related cancer in 2008 and is now suffering with gradually deteriorating health and the document indicates the man has "suffered a great degree of mental torment as a result of his diagnosis".
Recently, the News & Star reported that 72-year-old James Murray is pursuing damages against Carlisle City Council after contracting mesothelioma while working for the HM Prison Service.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas
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