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02 June 2017
A six-figure settlement was paid to the family of a woman who was exposed to asbestos at work in the 1980s.
Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Jordan Bell is an industrial disease solicitor at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.
Settlement Value: Six-figure settlement.
What Happened: Our client’s wife was exposed to asbestos during two periods of employment, as a hairdresser in the 1950s and 1960s and while working in a factory in the 1980s.
Impact: She was in hospital at the time of instruction, following a diagnosis of mesothelioma, and died during the course of the claim.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: The claim was pursued by her husband. Thorough investigations were conducted into the factory where she had worked in the 1980s. Statements were obtained from former colleagues, which confirmed that there was little or no asbestos in the factory. Three hairdressers were located as potential defendants as our client’s wife had frequently changed the filters on the hairdryers and carried out maintenance on the equipment which contained asbestos.
Decision: A claim was successfully pursued resulting in a six-figure settlement.
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