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Man dies of mesothelioma but unsure of when he was exposed to asbestos

After Wilsden medical practice senior partner Dr. Roger Selby was diagnosed with mesothelioma and died on June 27 in his Narrows, Harden home, people were uncertain how he developed this serious cancer as neither he nor anyone else could remember him being exposed to asbestos. Despite this, Selby was able to successfully claim compensation from the government for being the victim of mesothelioma.

Selby said his brother had been in the wool trade, but that his brother had never come home covered with dust in Selby’s memory. Selby also apparently had never worked in boiler rooms and plants of the various hospitals he worked in, which included Guys in London, Darlington Memorial, military hospitals in Nairobi and Nicosia, and St. Luke’s Hospital in Bradford. He claimed that he also hadn’t been exposed to people performing construction or maintenance work.

Assistant Deputy Coroner Oliver Longstaff said mesothelioma is usually caused by an environmental factor, something which occurs externally, but that sometimes the disease can also occur naturally.

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