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Tony Hood - Asbestos compensation solicitor

Newcastle senior asbestos compensation solicitor

Tony is a solicitor based in our Newcastle office who, for almost a decade, has specialised exclusively in acting for clients with asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma, pleural thickening, asbestosis and asbestos-related lung cancer. Tony pursued the first successful third generation exposure asbestos-related claim on behalf of a grandchild who developed mesothelioma due to coming into contact with asbestos from her grandfather’s work clothes. (see case details below)

Mesothelioma claims an estimated 2000 lives each year. Tony, Newcastle asbestos solicitor, has a natural empathy with his clients and their families who have benefited from applying his legal expertise and his ability to communicate clearly to deal sensitively with the tragedy of their personal circumstances.

Representing clients from across the North East of England, during the last 12 months Tony has recovered over £2.5 million for his clients in successful asbestos compensation claims.

The average life expectancy for mesothelioma is typically less than a year from the date of diagnosis. Tony has refined his expertise in mesothelioma claims to conclude the compensation process successfully for many of his clients within their lifetime giving them peace of mind that their loved ones will be financially secure.

Tony’s extensive experience of representing clients in mesothelioma compensation claims covers all aspects of the legal process from beginning to end, including tracing companies and insurers, obtaining supportive witness evidence, instructing the most experienced medical experts and pursuing court action using the specialist accelerated mesothelioma procedure in the Royal Courts of Justice.

Tony’s skill, motivation and experience coupled with his genuine compassion for his clients will ensure that you and your family obtain a high quality personalised service and the best possible outcome in your asbestos compensation claim as quickly as possible.

Successful asbestos-related compensation claims

Here is just a small sample of the successful asbestos-related claims that Tony has handled.

Mesothelioma compensation – Grandfather’s work clothes

Michelle Campbell was devastated when she was diagnosed with mesothelioma, the fatal asbestos-related lung disease. It eventually became clear that she had been exposed through the work clothes that her grandfather (a Portsmouth dockyard worker for over 40 years) still wore on his daily visits to her family home. This was the first case to reveal that the negligence of employers has now extended to causing the death of a third generation of innocent people.

Mrs Campbell, who was only 45 at the time she was diagnosed, underwent operations, radiotherapy and chemotherapy but eventually stopped treatment when it did not make sufficient difference. The cancer then spread to other parts of her body.

Tony fought this landmark case and, though no compensation for a life that will be tragically cut short, secured over £140,000 in asbestos-related compensation for Michelle and her family.

Asbestos compensation claim - Mesothelioma

When this client was diagnosed with mesothelioma, it was initially thought that his symptoms were connected to previous heart problems. However, he was referred to a consultant and, following tests, was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Tony’s client had worked in the dockyards for most of his working life but his exposure to asbestos occurred during the first twenty years.

His symptoms had begun with breathlessness, followed by pains in his side. A chest x-ray showed that there was fluid on his lung and he underwent a chest drain, a very uncomfortable process.

When Tony was asked to help this victim to make a claim for mesothelioma compensation, he quickly compiled the details and submitted the claim to his client’s negligent employer. Tony’s determination meant that the claim was completed within 9 weeks, allowing his client to live what time remained to him, with the peace of mind for his family’s financial security.

Client comments

Here are just a few examples of thanks expressed by clients for whom Tony has successfully fought for asbestos-related compensation.

“I would like it to go on record that the deallngs I have had over the past several months with … Mr Anthony Hood, have been absolutely exemplary from start to finish. Not only did Mr Hood keep me fully informed at every stage, but his courtesy and manner at all times was second to none. … Right from the first visit of Mr Hood to my home he put me immediately at ease, and any doubts I had were quickly dispelled. I have to say without any hesitation that … he is first rate - a true gentleman. I shall have no hesitation in recommending … Mr Hood if asked to do so. ”
Widow of asbestos-related victim who sought our compensation claim advice following her husband's death.

“I would like to thank Anthony Hood for his handling of my two claims that have been persued on my behalf. Thanks to his advice on the first claim, I was able to reopen a subsequent claim which he and his team handled brilliantly. Once again many thanks”.
Recipient of provisional damages award following his development of diffuse pleural thickening in 2005 and a further award of £25,000 following his deterioration of diffuse pleural thickening in 2009.

“I was very happy with the professional way you dealt with … [our Father’s] and also later with … [our Mother’s] claim. You explained everything very well so we had no cause for worry”.
Family of mesothelioma sufferer.

“Thank you for your attention and service. No investments needed - with sons and grandsons to give a treat to, very little left over of the £23000 and my dear wife of 52 years deserves the remainder to buy herself something she has been wanting for a long time now. So thank you, and thank you to your office staff for help typing letters etc.”
Grandfather who received compensation following his development of asbestosis.

Making an asbestos-related compensation claim

Clear Answers' lawyers have won important decisions in the highest courts in the UK for asbestos victims and have a proven commitment to their rights.

Telephone us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms, and a representative will contact you as soon as possible.

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