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Asbestos case ACC win is too late for victim

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'Hug of death' asbestos case ACC win is too late for victim

17:05, Jul 08 2019

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/114080024/hug-of-death-asbestos-case-acc-win-is-too-late-for-victim


 

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A woman who contracted a deadly asbestos condition through hugging her father when he came home from work has won a posthumous accident compensation battle.

Deanna Trevarthen, 45, was among the youngest in New Zealand to die from mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer directly linked to asbestos.

 

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Her estate continued the fight and in a decision issued on Monday a High Court judge has said Trevarthen does qualify for ACC cover after all.

 

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