20 December 2011
Fatal Mesothelioma may lead to Asbestos claim
Asbestos compensation may well be sought by a family after it emerged a loved one passed away due to an Asbestos-related disease.
According to the Selby Times, a coroner's report has dictated that 82-year-old Thomas Sinclair died of Mesothelioma last month after a lengthy struggle with chest pains and shortage of breath.
A hearing at Selby Magistrates' Court was told that Mr Sinclair worked in power stations for 27 years between 1965 and 1992 and was regularly exposed to Asbestos throughout his career.
Mr Sinclair operated as a mechanical fitter, meaning he had to remove and dispose of lagged pipes containing Asbestos fibres.
Following the Coroner's verdict, his family may now decide to launch an Asbestos claim against his former employers.
This comes after Halesowen News reported that terminally-ill Malcolm Bogges is pursuing a damages settlement of up to £200,000 as he believes his mesothelioma was caused by him being exposed to asbestos while working for Simon-Dudley.
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