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Asbestos Compensation Claim win for kidney patient

An asbestos compensation claim has secured five figure settlement for a man with severe kidney disease.

Asbestos Compensation Case Facts

Our client Mr B came to us at the age of 77. He been diagnosed with diffuse pleural thickening. This had been found during scans he had for his major health issues.

Mr B had worked at the Chatham dockyard from 1955 to September 1962 as an apprentice and then qualified boilermaker. During the course of his work he was regularly exposed to large amounts of asbestos dust and fibres. He was not exposed to asbestos anywhere else. He thought he would escape asbestos disease.

Sadly about five years ago he was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. He requires constant dialysis. His activity is much reduced. However investigations by his doctors found asbestos related difuse pleural thickening.

What did we do?

We got to work finding a medical expert to prove that this thickening was causing additional disability. The expert accepted this and produced a report.

However the expert thought that Mr B would not have very long to live at all. We did not accept this and worked with the Claimant and his treating doctor. We got together evidence which helped our expert to project a longer life expectancy for him.

As a result we were then able to put this evidence to the defendants. From this we have achieved a five figure provisional damages settlement. This means that if Mr B gets worse in the future he can come back for further damages.

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Asbestos compensation can still be paid even if you have chronic other health problems

Case comment

Howard Bonnett, Director and Manager of Corries specialist team commented

“This was a pleasing asbestos compensation win. Mr B is sadly one of far too many former naval dockyard workers suffering with asbestos disease.

The key issues in this case was to make sure that

  1. Firstly we were able to prove that he was disabled due to asbestos and;
  2. Secondly by being able to show that his life expectancy was not affected by his other conditions meant that we could better discuss with and negotiate with the defendant for more money and a provisional damages settlement. This will protect him and his family should he ever get cancer due to asbestos.

The case has been useful to remind asbestos lawyers we have to be careful to look at all aspects, question our own experts and work with our client and their treating doctors to make sure we get the best result.”

Should you or a member of your family have been affected by asbestos disease in the past three years then telephone our helpful team on (0800) 783 0839.

Here is a link to other success stories here

Client Testimonials

£28,000 Awarded

Gloria Langton

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father whilst he was ill was also very much appreciated.  I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services.”

 

£19,000 Awarded

Ms Meakin

“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

£118,000 Awarded

Ms F Johnson

“I would like to thank you for your kindness to my Mother Marion Harrison during the last months regarding the claim against the MOD due to Roy’s untimely passing. Roy was one of the finest men I have ever known. Mum has appreciated all your efforts and expertise on her behalf. Thank you.”

£90,000 Awarded

Mrs V Rogers

“On behalf of Adrian and myself I would like to thank you very much for your help and endeavours to reach this satisfactory outcome.”

£22,500 Awarded

Mrs Andrews, Hertfordshire.

“I am delighted to confirm receipt of our cheque concluding our case. Thank you so much for your support throughout the process. I have really appreciated your balanced guidance and sensitivity which gave me the confidence to pursue the claim. Hopefully we won’t need your services again but if we do we will certainly be in contact! So thank you again and wishing you every success in the future.”

£55,000 Awarded

Charles & Ann Parker, Bracknell.

“Ann and I want to thank you very much for all your hard work in the successful conclusion of my case. It has been a great pleasure, once again thank you for everything”

£1,024 Awarded

Pamela Tegg, Southampton.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

£9,000 Awarded

Keith Aston, Bristol.

“Thank you for the cheque for £9,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitors job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

£130,000 Awarded

June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”

 

£20,000 Awarded

Anthony Richards, Hull.

“It was always nice talking to you. You were always there! And made me feel secure and important for the few moments.”

 

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