20 January 2020 | Case Study | Article by Lauren Bull

Case Study: Claim settled from witness evidence for mesothelioma sufferer

Mr N was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2018 and unfortunately passed away before having the opportunity to instruct solicitors.

Upon instruction by Mr N’s family, a copy of his HMRC schedule was obtained and it was considered likely that Mr N had been exposed to asbestos during the course of his employment with a regional electric company. It was imperative to the claim that witness evidence detailing such exposure was obtained and so extensive investigations were made to track down Mr N’s former colleagues.

After speaking with Mr N’s colleagues, it was established that during Mr N’s apprenticeship in the early 1960s, he had been exposed to asbestos both directly (from dismantling storage heaters that contained asbestos), and indirectly (from working close to carpenters on new residential builds).

After obtaining medical evidence in support of the claim, and preparing an extensive schedule detailing the losses and expenses arising from Mr N’s illness, the matter was resolved swiftly.

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