Mesothelioma compensation allows sufferer to pursue alternative treatments03 September 2009
Mesothelioma claim settled in just 5 months
Thompsons secured £181,000 in compensation for the 64-year-old after he was diagnosed with the fatal asbestos-related cancer of the lining of the lungs in March 2009.
The former operations manager was exposed to asbestos during the 1960s while working for Brightside Heating & Engineering, now known as Carillion (Singapore) Ltd, as a fitter’s mate installing pipes in a building constructed for Westminster University in central London.
Following his diagnosis he contacted Thompsons Solicitors for advice about making a claim.
There is no cure for mesothelioma and many sufferers die within months of diagnosis. He was motivated to seek compensation to pay for alternative medical treatment.
Thompsons getting me this compensation so quickly is a blessing
Thompsons pursued the claim through the Royal Court of Justice mesothelioma fast track system and reached an out of court settlement with Carillion.
Thompsons Solicitors have a policy of striving to conclude all mesothelioma compensation cases in the shortest time possible, while securing the highest amount of damages for the client.
The client said: “I want to fight this disease. I know chemotherapy is available to me on the NHS which may extend my life by a few months but could make me feel worse than I already do. The family are refusing to give in and have been spending hours researching alternative treatments which may be available here and abroad.
“Thompsons getting me this compensation so quickly is a blessing. The money means I can pay for private treatment abroad if I choose to.”
Helen Jones from Thompsons Solicitors added: “This case shows how important it is for some mesothelioma sufferers to have the case concluded within their lifetime. By achieving a successful settlement our client now has the means to pay for alternative medical treatment if he chooses to.
Asbestos disease diagnosis? Talk to us for advice and support on how to secure compensation.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, we can support you with advice on how to make a claim.
The process will be explained in plain English and with no obligation – our priority is to provide you with the best, expert advice on whether you have a valid case for compensation, and to signpost you to further sources of support.
There are strict time limits applied to making a claim – usually three years from the date of diagnosis. It doesn’t matter if the exposure to asbestos took place – as it often does – decades ago, the three year time limit applies to the date of knowledge of diagnosis or date of death.
For further information, visit our How to Make A Compensation Claim page.