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Former Draughtsman Awarded £385,000 For Mesothelioma Claim

27 June 2017

An ex-draughtsman exposed to asbestos at work in the 1960s was awarded six-figure in compensation.

Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Jordan Bell is an industrial disease solicitor at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.

Settlement: £385,000.

What Happened: Our client believed that he had been exposed to asbestos whilst working in an office as a draughtsman during the 1960s.

Impact: Our client died from mesothelioma very shortly after providing his statement.

How Slater and Gordon Helped: We helped the client identify potential exposure with two former employers during short periods in the 1960s. We carried out detailed searches for witnesses and obtained supportive accounts as evidence. Liability was denied by both defendants and court proceedings commenced.

Decision: Our client’s evidence of exposure was accepted by the judge and the defendants agreed to pay damages in the sum of £385,000 shortly before trial.

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