Corries Solicitors Ltd have won compensation for a retired hairdresser who has the asbestos cancer, Mesothelioma.
Hairdresser Asbestos Cancer Claim – The Background
Our client, Mrs J suffered with pleurisy in 2012. Her symptoms continued with shoulder and arm pain. This led to a diagnosis in 2013 of the asbestos cancer, Mesothelioma.
Her husband contacted local support agencies. They were not sure what benefits or claim she could make.
Mrs J had worked as a hairdresser. We could not trace any insurance for her previous employers.
Our client told us that she had worked in a busy hairdresser salon. A row of six hairdryers was used throughout the day and were also used to warm the salon. A hot draft with dust particles was given off during the course of the day.
We made enquiries and established that this exposure to asbestos must have caused the mesothelioma
What we did
The claim was lodged under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme. The claims handler swiftly dealt with the matter and our client has received a six-figure settlement.
Corries’ Solicitor Charlie Bradley, who handled the claim commented on the result
“We had to make investigations to get to the bottom of what had caused my clients asbestos disease. This was a heart wrenching but necessary process.
These investigations led us to the only logical conclusion was that she must have been exposed to asbestos from those in the hairdryers. There have been other similar cases before reported in the media but no reported court cases which could help us..
This case unfortunately highlights the sadly increasing number of asbestos mesothelioma female victims. What was once thought of as a man’s disease is now starting to affect both men and women progressively more evenly. I am seeing an increasing number of female victims of this terrible scourge”
If you or a family member have been affected by asbestos disease then please contact Corries Specialist Asbestos Team on (0800) 083 7839 for free and confidential advice