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Corries Female Mesothelioma Claim Victory

Corries Mesothelioma Female Claim Victory

Corries Solicitors Ltd have settled an asbestos claim for a former female shop worker who was diagnosed with the asbestos cancer, Mesothelioma.

Our client, Mrs M, came to Corries in 2015 following her diagnosis of mesothelioma. We started investigations and established that she had been exposed to asbestos whilst working for the now-defunct BHS group of companies. She worked in different shops from 1962 to 1974.  In particular she worked as part of a team that would train the staff when a shop was being renovated. This meant that she would be working in the shops when renovation works were ongoing.

Female Mesothelioma victims numbers are on the increase


Unfortunately Mrs M died before the case could be concluded. However with robust evidence from her and her family we were able to get the defendants and it’s insurers to settle the claim.

Mesothelioma Female Claim Comment

Howard Bonnett picks up the story.

“Mesothelioma is mostly thought of as a man’s disease. However my work shows a sadly increasing number of female victims of this terrible scourge. As many as one in six victims are now female. This exposure can be from shop, factory or even office work where the client has had to walk on the factory or shop floor. A great number of women have been contaminated with asbestos from washing asbestos contaminated overalls.

My client was not able to settle the case while she was alive. However she did see that we had made great progress. We were able to settle the case in her honour. Her family are very pleased with the result. It helps to provide comfort.

In my opinion it also shows that other women affected by this awful condition may be able to make claims in the future

If you or a member of your family has been affected by asbestos disease then please contact our Specialist Asbestos Compensation team on (0800) 083 7839




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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