01 May 2012
Widow calls for asbestos accountability
An industrial disease claim has been launched by a widower after it was established her husband passed away due to mesothelioma.
According to the Derby Telegraph, Trevor Oldham died at the age of 63 in February this year and the inquest into his death has now ruled her was exposed to asbestos during his four-year stint as a lift installer in the 1960s.
Consequently, his wife Yvette is taking legal action in pursuit of damages on Mr Oldham's behalf.
However, she also insisted that the protocol attached to industrial diseases should change, as the politicians who formed governments in the past should be held accountable, while the officials of today should fund the process of finding a cure.
Mrs Oldham told the news source that while compensation "softens the blow", this is not enough.
"Austerity is no reason not to fund it. Many millions of pounds were collected from this vile industry. It is time to give people some hope when they are delivered a death sentence," she stated.
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