Family awarded damages after asbestos death

Personal injury compensation has been awarded to the family of a pensioner who passed away due to an asbestos-related disease.

According to the Sunderland Echo, Ted Hall died in April last year just five months after being diagnosed with mesothelioma and his family have now been granted damages on his behalf.

It has been established that Mr Hall came into regular contact with the lethal substance during his time working as a joiner at the Hudson Dock and Pallion Yard on Wearside.

During the process of claiming compensation, the man's family found that he had not been warned about the hazards of working with asbestos, while his employer also failed to provide him with any protective equipment.

Patricia Hall, his wife, told the news source: "It was important to the family to make sure that someone took responsibility for his painful death."

This comes after the Western Telegraph reported that Philip Johnson died at the age of 60 due to mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the 1970s.

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13/02/2012 15:37