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Former Joiner’s Widow Receives £250,000 For Husband’s Mesothelioma

12 June 2017

The widow of a former joiner received a six-figure settlement for her late husband’s exposure to asbestos.

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

Settlement: £250,000.

What happened: Our client’s husband was employed as an apprentice joiner from 1955 to 1962 by Vickers Armstrong (Shipbuilders) Limited. He was regularly exposed to large amounts of asbestos throughout the apprenticeship.

Impact: Our client’s husband died following a diagnosis of mesothelioma.

How Slater and Gordon Helped: We were instructed to bring a fatal mesothelioma claim by the deceased’s widow. We pursued the former employer and shortly before trial an out of court settlement was agreed.

Decision: A settlement of £250,000.

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