Observer helps family win life insurance

Life Insurance QuoteThe bereaved family of a man whose £100,000 life insurance claim was rejected has now been awarded the money, after their plight was publicised in The Observer.

The newspaper reported last December on the case of Nic Hughes, who died in October 2012, less than a year after being diagnosed with cancer of the gall bladder with secondary tumours in his liver. His critical illness and life insurance provider, Friends Life, rejected his claim for a payout and cancelled his policy, alleging Hughes had failed to disclose information.