Parent’s path leads to asbestos claim

Cement maker Eternit has been ordered to pay damages to a man who developed incurable cancer after his parents used waste products containing asbestos to build a path in 1967.

Harry Jansman is the first private individual to be awarded damages for an asbestos-related illness when neither he nor his parents worked at the Eternit factory, ANP reports.
His lawyer Bob Ruers said the ruling would open the way for many others to make claims because waste containing asbestos was commonly used to build paths in that period.
Jansman, who is seriously ill, will receive an initial payout of €35,000, the court ruled.

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