Compensation For Former Lagger With Asbestosis
We were instructed by Mr W following the sad death of his father. Before his father passed away he was diagnosed with asbestosis.
Mr W’s father had worked as a lagger throughout the vast majority of his career and was exposed to asbestos when he worked with Dick’s Asbestos, Miller Insulation, Cape Insulation and Cape Contracts Limited. We were instructed after Mr W’s father had passed away and obtained evidence from witnesses of his exposure to asbestos. During his employment Mr W’s father had frequent and substantial exposure to asbestos as a lagger.
We obtained a medical report on Mr W’s father’s condition from a respiratory expert in asbestos related diseases. The expert concluded that he was 50% disabled due to the development of asbestosis, anaemia and heart disease. An expert cardiologist was instructed by the Defendants and us, to determine if his asbestosis had exacerbated his heart disease and thus contributed to his death. The cardiologist determined that Mr W’s father would have died as a result of his heart condition in any event, and that the asbestosis did not contribute to or hasten his death.
Mr W’s claim on behalf of his father’s estate for his father’s asbestosis settled for £30,000.
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