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Family may launch industrial disease claim

Family may launch industrial disease claim

An industrial disease claim may be forthcoming from a family after it emerged that a loved one died from an asbestos-related illness.

Pensioner John Malby passed away at the age of 73 in February this year and an inquest into his death has ruled that he was exposed to the lethal substance during his career as a lorry driver, Lynn News reports.

Mr Malby was first diagnosed with mesothelioma - a condition that affects the inner-cell lining of the lungs - four years ago and subsequently made a statement detailing his working history.

Coroner William Armstrong indicated he is "satisfied" this evidence proves that he came into contact with asbestos while he operated HGVs for a living, meaning a verdict of death by industrial was recorded.

This comes shortly after the news source revealed that the same coroner had found mesothelioma to be the cause of ex-electrician David Britton at the age of 63 in January.

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Posted by Chris Stevenson