The family of a woman killed by cancer linked to asbestos dust have won a four-year battle for compensation.
Beverley McKnight, of Kings Tamerton, died of the asbestos-related lung cancer mesothelioma at the age of 46 having inhaled dust from her father’s work clothes decades earlier, the Herald reports.
Ms McKnight’s father worked at Devonport dockyard and it is thought that many more former employees and their families will suffer asbestos-related health problems in the next decade.
Her sister, Anne Mure, 52, of Challaborough, said: "She always said ‘when I get my compo I will do this and that and maybe pay to get better’. But it turned out just to be a dream."
She said that her sister’s life could have been a lot easier if the Ministry of Defence had admitted liability and paid the injury compensation sooner.
Earlier this month, the Sentinel reported that Roy Ibbs had been awarded GBP 23,300 from his employer Michelin Tyre Plc after making a compensation claim for exposure to asbestos dust at work.
Posted by Wayne Weir