Asbestos exposure caused death of hospital worker

By Gillian Crotty

An inquest has heard that exposure to asbestos caused the death of hospital worker Barbara Fiona Fargas.

The coroner, Edward Thomas, concluded that Ms Fargus died on 14th September from stage 3 biphasic malignant mesothelioma, with the court being told that the known contributor was exposure to asbestos. The 54-year-old worked at a hospital in London for 2 years, during which time building works were being carried out which exposed her to asbestos.

The court heard evidence that she was not exposed to asbestos at any other point of her career, with the coroner saying that stage 3 biphasic malignant mesothelioma progresses quickly and can lead to death. He advised the court that he was satisfied from the evidence before him that Ms Fargus had "died of industrial disease".

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