Asbestos Justice has successfully claimed mesothelioma compensation for a gentleman who contacted us shortly after receiving his devastating diagnosis.
Mr L started to feel unwell, suffering with breathlessness and a constant painful cough. He was also feeling lethargic and struggled to stay awake during the day. His GP treating him for a chest infection initially but Mr L did not feel any improvement and became so breathless that his wife called an ambulance. He was taken to hospital where he had fluid drained from his lungs and underwent a biopsy which sadly confirmed a diagnosis of the incurable asbestos cancer, mesothelioma.
Mr L was exposed to asbestos when working for construction companies, starting as an apprentice electrician. His job involved fitting electrics in new council properties and this included fitting asbestos boards into fireplaces. His job involved cutting the asbestos boards to size as well as drilling holes in them which resulted in him suffering exposure to the airbourne asbestos dust.
As a fully qualified electrician, Mr L worked on office blocks in London during rewiring work. Many of the buildings’ ceilings contained asbestos and his work also involved drilling into the asbestos ceilings. This caused asbestos dust and debris to be released and Mr L could not help but inhale this as he worked.
Sadly, shortly after instructing us to deal with his mesothelioma claim, Mr L passed away. However we continued to pursue the claim on behalf of his estate through Mr L’s wife.
We obtained a supportive medical report from an expert in the field of respiratory medicine in support of the mesothelioma claim and thanks to this and the detailed witness statement obtained from Mr L before his sad passing, we were able to show that his former employers had negligently exposed him to harmful amounts of asbestos dust and that this had caused his mesothelioma.
The claim was successful and Mr L’s family received £145,000 in mesothelioma compensation.
If you require assistance in pursuing a mesothelioma claim please contact us today on our freephone number 0800 038 6767. Alternatively, head over to the ‘Contact Us’ page, complete the form and we will be in touch.