Family may pursue damages following pensioner's death

The family of a man who died due to an asbestos-related illness could opt to seek a personal injury compensation settlement for their ordeal.

According to the Burton Mail, William Paskin passed away at the age of 79 in October of last year and a coroner's report has confirmed that his death was caused by mesothelioma - which affects the respiratory system - that had been dormant in his body for several decades.

Mr Paskin operated as a welder for various companies between the period of 1961 and 1971 and revealed before his passing that he had been "extensively" exposed to the potentially lethal substance, the news source added.

Following an official examination of his body, it has been revealed that he had asbestos in his lungs which had developed into malignant mesothelioma, meaning that his family could now sue his former employers - which included Drakelow - for their negligence.

Posted by Patrick White

21/01/2011 16:49