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Written on 29th June 2019 by

Hospices provide invaluable assistance and support to those suffering with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, particularly at the end of life, as well as their families.

Usually run as independent charities or charitable trusts, Hospice’s receive little or no funding from the NHS or local authorities. They rely on donations and, in a difficult economic climate, find it increasingly hard to raise the money that they need to continue their work and meet local community needs.

We, therefore, make sure we include a claim for hospice fees in the compensation claims of all of our clients who have had hospice care.

How does it work?

Although hospice care is free to the patient, when we act for someone suffering with an asbestos-related disease who has had some hospice support, either as an in-patient or at home, we will look to include the hospice’s costs, excluding any NHS-funded element, in the claim for compensation. If the claim is successful, we can then reimburse the hospice their charitable outlay.

What will the hospice need to do?

We will contact the hospice directly and ask them to provide a letter or statement giving details of:

  • All admission and discharge or home care dates for the patient;
  • A breakdown of the cost of care provided during each admission or home care;
  • The percentage of the hospice’s funding from charitable donations.

If the claim is successful, we will ensure that the hospice is reimbursed in accordance with the sum agreed or awarded in respect of the charitable hospice costs. This does not mean that the compensation paid to our client is reduced, as the hospice costs are added into the claim. 

The amount recovered for the hospice will be paid direct to the hospice at the conclusion of the claim to enable the hospice to continue doing the valuable work they do for those affected by asbestos exposure and facing the end of their lives.

What should you do next?

We are happy to discuss the possibility of bringing an asbestos compensation claim with you, without any obligation on you to take matters further.

There are time limits to issue court proceedings so contact us for advice as soon as you can.

Our mesothelioma and asbestos claims solicitors specialise in claims for asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestos –related lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening.

Cases with successful recovery of hospice costs

Payment recovered for hospice through mesothelioma compensation claim

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£115,000 mesothelioma settlement includes recovery for Cotswold Care Hospice

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