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4 December 2013 0 Comments
Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Mesothelioma claim settles for over 150,000 in just two months

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Helen Childs in our Industrial Diseases team has recently concluded a claim for mesothelioma for an 85 year old former MOD dockworker in just two months.

The claim started when our client was diagnosed with mesothelioma almost 70 years after he had been first exposed to asbestos during the course of his apprenticeship in WWII. The client was a widower so it was important to conclude his claim as speedily as possible, because if it had not been possible to conclude it within his lifetime the claim for the estate would have been considerably less.

Helen helped the client make an application for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and a lump sum of just under £13,000 from the government, which was received within a month, and also quickly obtained medical and financial evidence in support of the client’s claim.

The claim was complicated because the biopsy for the mesothelioma also revealed the client was suffering from another cancer, and medical evidence into the progression of that cancer was also necessary.

Despite this the claim settled just two months after Royds Withy King were instructed, when the client was well enough to enjoy spending his compensation. The client’s daughter was delighted by the settlement and said, “You have moved heaven and earth! Well done. Thank you so much – you are brilliant.”

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