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Home > News > Widower receives mesothelioma compensation for lost years

1st June 2010

Widower receives mesothelioma compensation for lost years

Clear Answers' asbestos compensation lawyers were able to secure substantial mesothelioma compensation for this client who was diagnosed several decades after his negligent exposure to asbestos. As a widower, much of the compensation was for his shortened life expectancy, but some would also cover the financial burden of paying for 24-hour care during the last few months of his life. Tragically, it also included his funeral expenses.

Negligent exposure to asbestos dust

Thousands of workers are diagnosed each year suffering from mesothelioma, which is always fatal. It was decades before his symptoms of feeling breathless when exerting himself, and severe chest pains began to show.

However, this client had never worked directly with asbestos. His exposure had occurred from deteriorating asbestos insulation on pipes within his workplace.

Treatment for mesothelioma

Unfortunately, this client was found to be unsuitable for chemotherapy treatment but he underwent a bronchoscopy which was followed up with radiotherapy.

Speedy conclusion for mesothelioma compensation claim

Given the reduced life expectancy of any mesothelioma victim, our specialist mesothelioma lawyers worked quickly and efficiently. They wanted to ensure a speedy conclusion to this mesothelioma compensation claim, which would allow our client to enjoy what remained of his life without the worry of how he would finance his increasing dependency on private care.

Having secured an admission of liability from our client’s negligent employer, our asbestos compensation lawyers could concentrate on obtaining the maximum compensation without the need for a protracted claim through the courts.

Making a mesothelioma compensation claim

Clear Answers’ lawyers, who specialise in compensation claims involving mesothelioma, have a reputation for fighting hard to obtain the maximum compensation for people who suffer as a result of employers’ negligence.

We will be happy to provide you with expert legal advice, to answer any questions you may have regarding your mesothelioma compensation claim and to talk you through the claims process in plain English. Our teams of experts in asbestos-related claims are waiting to help you should you decide to instruct us to represent you in your mesothelioma compensation claim.

Please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers if you or a family member is suffering or has suffered an asbestos-related disease. Alternatively, please complete one of our on-line compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as soon as possible.

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