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Recent asbestos & mesothelioma settlements

Our asbestos, pleural thickening and mesothelioma claims lawyers act for people who live around the UK, and who who now live abroad, including in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Spain.  We secure significant amounts of compensation for clients who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases, including lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. Here are some of our recent successes.


Compensation: Significant
Where exposed: Reed Paper Mill, Thatcham
Disease: Pleural thickening

Anthony LeBret, who now lives in Scotland, was exposed to asbestos when he worked as a fitter machinist in Berkshire.  His compensation covers his future costs if his health deterioates.

Compensation: 5-figure sum
Where exposed: Gandy Belting Ltd, Seacombe
Disease: Asbestosis

Leonard Smith worked as a laboratory assistant and then manager in the belting division at the company that made brake linings when he was exposed to asbestos between 1961 and 1971.

Compensation: 6-figure sum
Where exposed: Mather & Platt Ltd, Greater Manchester
Disease: Mesothelioma

Roland Thexton was exposed to pipes lined with asbestos when he worked as a sprinkler design engineer in Greater Manchester.

Compensation: 6-figure sum
Where exposed: John Redhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Disease: Mesothelioma

Brian Laydon worked as a shipwright in South Shields as was exposed to asbestos when he worked on steam ships being converted to oil and diesel vessels in the 1950s.

Compensation: Substantial + hospice costs + widow's financial losses
Where exposed: John Jarvis Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Disease: Mesothelioma

Patrick was exposed to asbetsos when he worked as a carpenter in the 1960s and early 1970s, cutting up sheets of asbestos.

Compensation: 6-figure lump sum + future treatment costs
Where exposed: Universal Container (UK) Ltd, Stratford, East London
Disease: Mesothelioma

John Hastie settled his compensation claim after working as a fitter’s mate.  His claim includes compensation that will cover the cost of future immunotherapy or other medical treatments. 

Compensation: Significant
Where exposed: British Uralite factory, Gravesend
Disease: Mesothelioma

Mrs Weobley was exposed to asbestos when she worked at a factory making items such as chimney post and drain pipes from asbestos sheeting. 

Compensation: 6-figure sum
Where exposed: Chemical plants and oil refineries in Southern England
Disease: Pleural plaques and mesothelioma

The widow of a man who was exposed to asbestos when he stripped asbestos lagging in chemical plants and oil refineries settled a compensation claim. This was despite a claim having already settled in full in Scotland.

Compensation: Substantial + future treatment costs
Where exposed: Private members club, London
Disease: Mesothelioma

Gail worked in an office which contained asbestos insulated pipes in the 1980s and 1990s.  She now lives in New Zealand and has settled her claim, including an amount of tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds for future immunotherapy treatment.

Compensation: £320,000
Where exposed: Beldam Asbestos Company Ltd, Hounslow
Disease: Mesothelioma

The asbestos team settled this claim in three months, shortly after Mr C died of mesothelioma. He had worked as a foreman at Beldam Asbestos Company Ltd between 1960 and 1963.

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