Family of pensioner to start industrial disease claim?

Compensation could be sought through an industrial disease claim by the family of a pensioner who died from an asbestos-related illness.

According to the Advertiser Series, Norman Sampson passed away at the age of 79 in February this year just days after being formally diagnosed with mesothelioma, even though he had suffered with breathing difficulties some two years previously.

The inquest into Mr Sampson's death in Bradford heard that he started working for a building company immediately after leaving school in an era when asbestos was routinely used as a standard construction material.

And a post-mortem conducted by Dr Faisal Ali established that he died after contracting pneumonia as a result of his mesothelioma, leading coroner Peter Straker to confirm the industrial disease was the cause of his passing.

This comes after Herald Scotland reported that Jane Burns is appealing to former colleagues of her deceased husband Robert to come forward and help her industrial disease claim.

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27/06/2012 17:00