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'Negligence' over school asbestos

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A ruling this week by the Court of Appeal is the first time a person exposed to asbestos as a child at school has managed to win compensation. The court upheld a judgement that 49 year-old Dianne Willmore had been negligently exposed to asbestos as a child at school. She died a day after the ruling was made. Michael Lees, the husband of a woman who died of an asbestos related disease nine years ago, comments on the implications of the landmark ruling.

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