25 Nov 2020

Woman's fight for ACC cover continues after her death

From Checkpoint, 5:57 pm on 25 November 2020

A dead woman's fight to get ACC cover has continued to be debated in the Court of Appeal.

Deanna Trevarthen died in 2016 from mesothelioma, a lung cancer caused by asbestos fibres.

Before her death, she pushed to get ACC cover for financial assistance, but was rejected because she wasn't exposed to asbestos at work.

Jonathan Mitchell has been in court.