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23 September 2009 / personal-injury-news
The number of compensation claims for asbestos-related diseases could soar following a test case involving incurable lung cancer sufferer Dianne Willmore. Willmore, 49, has been awarded £240,000 in compensation after a court found Knowsley Council liable for negligence.
Willmore claimed that her asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma, was caused by exposure to asbestos dust from the ceiling tiles of the Merseyside secondary school at which she was a pupil in the 1970s. The test case could open the doors for other asbestos claims linked to comprehensive schools built in the 1960s, many of which were built using the toxic material.
If you are suffering from mesothelioma, asbestosis or any other asbestos-related disease, call the National Accident Helpline or claim online for free advice and information on whether you could claim compensation.
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