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It has been reported that a man from Hereford died from the asbestos related disease mesothelioma, because of exposure to asbestos that he suffered during this time in the Navy.
Raymond Farr died on Christmas Day 2014 at St. Michael’s Hospice.
An Inquest has reportedly heard that Mr Farr was diagnosed with mesothelioma in early 2014. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer which is caused by exposure to asbestos dust. The hearing at the Inquest was told that he could have been exposed to asbestos when he painted the roofs of an ammunition factory whilst in the Navy. The Coroner Mark Bricknell recorded that Mr Farr died from industrial disease.
Andrew Stinchcombe of Novum Law comments “this is yet another sad example of a person dying from mesothelioma when they are exposed to asbestos dust many years ago. Mesothelioma can take decades to develop, and the number of mesothelioma cases is still rising in the UK. Unfortunately, because the latency period is so long, we can expect to see many more examples of mesothelioma over the course of the next few years. The use of asbestos was wide spread many decades ago and unfortunately we continue to see the long lasting effects and sad consequences of its use”.
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