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06 December 2016
A former heating and ventilation engineer was awarded a six-figure settlement for exposure to asbestos that resulted in mesothelioma more than 50 years later.
Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Mark Luxton is an associate, specialising in personal injury law and asbestos claims at Slater and Gordon in London.
Settlement Value: £145,500
What Happened: Our client worked as a heating and ventilation engineer for a company during the 1960s and 70s and was exposed to asbestos while stripping pipes.
Impact: Family of our client noticed he struggling to get up the stairs and that he had breathing difficulties. Following a series of tests, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: We obtained medical evidence to support the claim, detailing our client’s diagnosis of mesothelioma. Proceedings were issued against the company and a hearing was listed, but the parties were able to agree terms of settlement prior to the hearing taking place.
Decision: Settlement of £145,500.
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