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17 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury

E-Cigarettes, Lung Cancer & Contributory Negligence: What’s the deal?

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It has been long since known that exposure to both asbestos and cigarette smoking can cause lung cancer, both together and separately, working together in a synergistic effect. It has been widely publicised since the 1970’s that there is a link between smoking and severe lung damage, with ever increasing public health advice to give up smoking.

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12 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Justice for wife of maintenance fitter exposed to asbestos by Delecta Table Waters

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We have recently concluded a claim for John, a resident of Malta, who moved there in 1990 with his wife, Antonia, who is a Maltese national.

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5 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Damages for painter and decorator exposed to asbestos at LF Europe Limited including funding for immunotherapy

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Rachel James recently concluded a claim for Trevor who was sadly diagnosed with mesothelioma. Trevor spent the majority of his working life working for LF Europe Limited who were previously known as Peter Black Footwear & Accessories Limited. He worked for them as a painter and decorator from the late 1970s and had been exposed to asbestos during the course of his work when he had to brush down walls and metal girders sprayed with asbestos, to prepare them for painting.

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17 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Damages for family of factory maintenance worker after another firm gives up

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Rachel James recently acted for Mrs L, the daughter of Mr A who had passed away from asbestosis, having worked as a factory maintenance worker for A Pank and Sons Ltd and Carley’s chocolate factory in Norwich.

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29 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Mumford Bailey & Preston employee contracts malignant mesothelioma

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Rachel James, a specialist asbestos disease lawyer within the RWK ID team took instructions from David, who had worked for Mumford Bailey & Preston as a fitters mate. David had recently contracted Mesothelioma, and was becoming extremely poorly.

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Successful lung cancer claim for Durasteel worker

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Rachel was instructed by William and his family following his diagnosis with lung cancer. William, who liked to be known as Bill, had always been quite a light smoker and had given up smoking in the early 1980s, prior to the Falklands War.

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Damages secured for the family of a former British Rail Engine Fireman

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Rachel James was instructed by Caroline, the daughter of Douglas following his death from mesothelioma. His family recalled that he had worked for British Rail as a fireman and also for Royal Mail in two of their sorting offices and as a postman.

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Carpenter who constructed portacabins recovers damages and immunotherapy costs

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Peter from East Yorkshire instructed Rachel James following his diagnosis with malignant mesothelioma in February 2017.

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Family of former teacher at Bredbury Comprehensive School receive compensation

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The sons of a former teacher at Bredbury Comprehensive School instructed Royds Withy King to pursue a claim on behalf of their late father. Our clients’ father was diagnosed with mesothelioma in July 2016 and sadly passed away on 10 September 2016.

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Doosan Babcock Metallurgist receives compensation

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Rachel James, Associate Solicitor in our Industrial Disease team was instructed by Andrew’s family in March 2017.

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9 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Posthumous settlement for the family of Geoff who died from mesothelioma

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In May 2017, Rachel James an Associate in our specialist Industrial Diseases Team in Oxford was instructed by Geoff, an 83 year old gentleman from Cambridge, who had recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

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Judgment at ‘show cause’ hearing for former trainee metallurgist with mesothelioma

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We have recently secured judgment for Mr H following a complex and difficult “show cause” hearing in the High Court.

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