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Six-Figure Mesothelioma Compensation For Former Heating Engineer

06 December 2016

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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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