Widow seeks compensation after husband died of asbestos-related illness

A personal injury compensation claim is being launched by an elderly widow on behalf of her late husband who passed away from an asbestos-related illness last year.

Dennis Hatfield died at the age of 82 from mesothelioma - a condition that affects the inner-cell lining of the lungs - in 2010 and his wife Vera, herself 81 years of age, feels that a career doing various manual jobs caused his death, the North West Evening Mail reports.

Therefore, she is seeking personal injury damages on his behalf and is appealing to anyone who may have operated alongside Mr Hatfield to come forward as a witness for her case.

The news source stated that the pensioner worked in Barrow for much of his life on a shipyard before then moving on to other roles such as being a joiner and a hospital labourer.

Mrs Hatfield commented: "As a family we want answers and for justice to be done so we can try to move on with our lives as best we can."

Posted by Patrick White
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13/05/2011 16:07