Seattle Man with Mesothelioma in Court Fight Over Washington Autopsy
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In November 2008, a Seattle man diagnosed
with mesothelioma is challenging a King
County, Washington court rule that requires
mesothelioma victims to undergo an autopsy after they die for their case to
proceed after their death.
Mesothelioma is an extremely serious form of cancer that occurs from exposure
to asbestos. Patients who contract the
disease typically pass away within one year of diagnosis.
The man, who claims no religious or other objection to autopsy, has taken the
issue to court on his right to have his final wishes respected and fulfilled
without taking away his family’s rights to seek compensation for his illness and
continue the lawsuit.
A hearing was held in late October 2008, and the judge in the case promised a
written ruling within one week.
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