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Archive for August 2017

Asbestos claims -"Sea change" in the law may make claims easier

Asbestos claims could be easier if a recent case is used by asbestos victims and their lawyers. Corries asbestos team welcome a common sense decision by a court for a claim for asbestos compensation. It is hoped this will help other asbestos victims in the future. Asbestos claims – case law Corries asbestos claim team…

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Asbestos lung cancer claim victory – beware the full and final settlement

An asbestos lung cancer claim large win for a retired lagger acts as a lesson for other affected by asbestos exposure. Asbestos lung cancer claim- The Facts Our client, Mr A, was diagnosed with mild asbestos related pleural thickening in 2002. At that time we investigated the case. He had been exposed to asbestos as a…

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Work pension claim wins retired miner £48,000

A work pension claim has meant a miner has won £48,000 for bad advice to move his pension in 1991. Corries pensions claim team have won his claim. Work Pension Claim – The Facts Our client, Mr S, was born in 1938. He worked in coal mines from 1960 to 1991 with a seven-year break…

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Mesothelioma legal claim failure leads to call to change the law

A court has rejected a claim for asbestos cancer mesothelioma which caused the death of a council flat tenant. The Asbestos Case Facts The victim, Mr Frederick Lugay,was born on 20 September 1938. He died on 19th July 2012 age 73. Whilst he died due to a heart attack the medical evidence confirmed that mesothelioma brought…

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Asbestos lung cancer – Court stubs out defendant smoking argument

An asbestos lung cancer claim appeal to reduce compensation to the deceased’s family has failed. The judges rejected the defendants attempt to further reduce damages due to the deceased victims smoking history. Asbestos Lung Cancer claim –  The Case Facts The Court of Appeal has heard a claim in respect of the case brought for the family…

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Asbestos Cancer Claim – Low Level Exposure Claim Appeal Welcomed

An asbestos cancer (mesothelioma) claim decision which denied compensation for a victim’s family is being appealed. Corries have welcomed this news which might give hope to hundreds and possibly thousands of asbestos victims in the future. The Asbestos Claim The case of Bussey was heard by the High Court earlier this year. The case went…

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Metal on Metal Hips News Update

Metal on metal hips and implants have drawn recent coverage in the national media. Here is our break down of this information. These articles have focussed upon two clearly separate issues. Revised MHRA Guidance There has been some revised guidance published by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA have in recent years…

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