Industrial disease claim to be launched?

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Personal injury compensation may be sought by a family after it emerged a loved one passed away due to an Asbestos-related illness.

According to the Reading Post, a Coroner's report has confirmed that Phyllis Millson died in October this year from Mesothelioma after coming into regular contact with Asbestos from handling her husband's work clothing.

Howard Millson handled Asbestos throughout his 60-year career as a carpenter as he was required to strip ceiling tiles and remove pipes lined with Asbestos.

And a hearing at the Reading Civic Centre was told that his wife used to shake the Asbestos dust off her husband's clothes on a daily basis before cleaning them; meaning she breathed in harmful fibres regularly.

"She would have been exposed to low levels of Asbestos dust when she shook his clothes prior to washing them," coroner Peter Bedford said.

This comes after the News & Star reported that the family of James McKenzie is pursuing a compensation claim after he died from Mesothelioma.

21/12/2011