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4 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Claim for former lagger who developed diphasic mesothelioma settles three weeks before the assessment of damages hearing

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Mr L was only 68 when he developed mesothelioma in the summer of 2018. He described exposure to asbestos for three or four lagging companies in the 1960s.

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3 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Claim for former secretary who worked in asbestos factory

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June W was secretary in Cape Asbestos Factory in Hebden Bridge in the 1950s. She regularly used to have to go out onto the factory floor to deliver and collect messages. Mrs W married her husband Colin in the 1960’s and in 1971 they emigrated to Australia. Mrs W became unwell and was diagnosed with mesothelioma from which she died just before Christmas 2017.

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3 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Settlement for medical student who worked with asbestos during the holidays

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Mr N, who was born in Nigeria in 1938, came over to England in the 1960s and started studying to become a doctor. He only had partial funding so had to work throughout all of his holidays in order to support himself. He worked at Johnson Matthey and also Atlas Stone.

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3 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Claim for paper mill workers who developed mesothelioma settles after first firm of solicitors were unable to continue with it.

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Mr H, a retired paper mill worker, developed mesothelioma in 2014. A support group referred him to a firm of solicitors, but unfortunately Mr H was very unwell by then and he died shortly after meeting with them. The solicitors were unable to continue with his claim largely because Mr H’s Will appointed the partners in a firm of solicitors as his executors and they were unable to agree terms with the former first of solicitors to allow them to pursue the claim even under a no win no fee agreement. They also had no direct evidence of exposure to asbestos during the period for which they had been able to track down insurers for the company, because Mr H’s statement indicated that he had retired much earlier than he actually had.

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3 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Claim for architect exposed to asbestos in the 1960s settles for a substantial six figure sum with less than a week to go to the trial

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Mr W, who was born in 1940 worked as an architect building schools in Hertfordshire and also worked for Distillers Company Limited in their chemicals and plastics division – carrying out rebuilding and extension design work to several of its factories. He described exposure to asbestos in both these jobs as he oversaw the construction of the factories and Council buildings including schools that are still in existence today. 

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3 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

£131,000 mesothelioma claim for brothers who lived together

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Reg and Billy W had shared a house for many years, living also with their aged father who died in 2016. In the summer of 2017 Billy became unwell. He was too frail for a biopsy, but the hospital thought that he had mesothelioma, which is an aggressive asbestos related cancer. Billy’s brother Reg contacted Helen Childs of Royds Withy King who was able to visit Billy within days. Unfortunately his condition was deteriorating so fast that Billy was unable to give details of his exposure to asbestos by then. He died the very next day, aged just 68.

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3 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Settlement secured for out of time mesothelioma claim

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We were approached by Sandra in January of 2018 following the death of her father 5 years earlier. Sandra’s father had worked for Morfitts of Leeds in the 1950s and was exposed to substantial asbestos.

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3 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Claim for Imperial Tobacco worker with light exposure to asbestos settles for £75,000

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Mrs H developed mesothelioma. She could not recall definite exposure to asbestos during the course of her own employment and the first solicitor she contacted were unable to continue with the claim. She approached Royds Withy King and they obtained a full statement from her detailing her potential exposure to asbestos as a result of her own work in factories in the Nottingham area, and as a result of her ex-husband’s work and his brother’s work.

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3 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Expat ship builder’s claim settles for six-figure sum

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Mr W was in his 80s when he developed mesothelioma. He and his wife had emigrated to Skiathos many years before where they owned a substantial property with a large garden and a grove of olive trees.

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3 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Out of time claim for mesothelioma settles within eight months

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Mr S – who lived in Newcastle – had been diagnosed with asbestos related problems in 2007. At the time he had instructed local Solicitors to investigate and they told him – without obtaining his medical notes and records – that he had asymptomatic pleural plaques and a claim would not be possible.

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Royds Withy King client awarded £3.4m for delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome

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A man who experienced a catastrophic delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome has been awarded a lump sum of £3,400,000.

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8 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Events, Private Client

STEP Gloucester & Wiltshire branch event via video conference

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STEP event 2019

A New Year, a new approach: STEP and GWILS are joining forces for their first collaborative event and are excited to announce that Professor Lesley King will be sharing her insights into Current Issues for Private Client Practitioners. Broadly, she …

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