Complex mesothelioma claim settled on behalf of victim's daughter

Boyes Turner's specialist mesothelioma solicitors were instructed by Mr M in 2007 in respect of a claim for compensation arising out of his diagnosis of mesothelioma.  

Mr M sadly passed away soon after he instructed us and the claim was therefore pursued by his daughter.

Mr M was exposed to asbestos whilst working for four different companies, and also on contracts whilst subcontracted via a labour only organisation. His exposure was in England and Ireland. 

Boyes Turner’s mesothelioma lawyers undertook a huge amount of work in order to trace relevant companies and their insurers to secure a compensation settlement for their client. Mr M had kept his old work diaries and these proved invaluable in tracing witnesses and specific contracts he worked on. 

After pursuing various lines of enquiry, we focused our efforts on Mr M’s exposure to asbestos when we worked for Bovis Lelliott between 2 May 1995 to 20 May 1995 and then again from 12 June 1995 to November 1996 as a carpenter. He worked on the demolition of the Old Gilby’s gin distillery and warehouse on Jamestown Road in Camden, London, which was being converted into flats.

Mr M’s symptoms began in January 2007. There is generally a long latency period between exposure to asbestos and the onset of symptoms as a result of the malignant tumour. The medical expert in this case confirmed that all periods of exposure up to around 10 years before the onset of Mr M’s symptoms would have contributed to the development of the mesothelioma, i.e. up to the end of 1996. On this basis, we were able to pursue Bovis Lelliott.

This was an extremely complex and difficult claim.  In order to conclude this claim we were obliged to pursue and exhaust many convoluted avenues of enquiry. However, both we and our client are gratified and delighted by the successful outcome. 

I really appreciated the friendly, efficient and supportive nature of the solicitor. 

I would also like to express my thanks to you for your dedication in chasing the defendant's insurance company especially where COVID-19 made an impact. 

Boyes Turner Client

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