Natalia Rushworth-White

Senior Associate, Asbestos Related Disease team

Natalia has experience of handling a wide range of industrial disease claims and has successfully represented patients suffering from asbestos related diseases including asbestosis, pleural thickening and mesothelioma, as well as a very unusual case involving a diagnosis of retro-peritoneal fibrosis, which is an extremely rare condition.

She has worked on a number of complex litigation cases and her work highlights include successfully preventing a defendant from resiling from a previous admission in respect of liability and defending an application made by a defendant for a declaration that they were not liable for her client’s illness.

Natalia is proud to have worked on cases in which damages obtained have helped make a real difference to clients’ lives, in particular where funds have been made available for ongoing private treatment options including immunotherapy.

Natalia is skilled in handling cases involving complex liability issues and with multiple defendants. As well as bringing successful cases against former employers in respect of workplace asbestos exposure, She has brought successful environmental and secondary exposure claims. Natalia a particular interest in cases arising from overalls exposure, and exposure within public buildings such as schools and hospitals. 

Natalia has handled a number of valuable quantum claims in which I have recovered significant damages for clients covering a range of losses and expenses which include lost business income (both within England & Wales and abroad), extensive home adaptations and substantial care claims on behalf of dependant family members.

Work History 

Natalia qualified as a solicitor in 2012. She joined the Hugh James industrial disease team in London as a Senior Associate in 2019 having previously worked for 7 years as a specialist asbestos related disease solicitor at Irwin Mitchell.

Natalia is a Trustee of the Mavis Nye Foundation, which provides support for the victims of asbestos related illnesses, and raises funds to support research into medical treatment options. In her spare time she enjoys travel and distance running.