From 1960 to 1962 Peter Dennison worked with asbestos as a lagger’s labourer employed by Cape Insulation Ltd. From 1964 to 1968 he breathed more asbestos when employed by the Central Electricity Generating Board as a fitter’s mate at Bow Power Station. In the autumn of 2008, at the age of 66, he contracted malignant mesothelioma of the pleura.
His wife suffers from severe pain in her left knee, diabetes and oedema in her lower legs. She needs two wheelchairs and an electric scooter. Consequently Mr Dennison performed such tasks as hoovering and dusting, hanging out the washing and bed-changing, taking her shopping and loading and unloading, general tidying around the house – all tasks which she will need to be performed for her after his death, probably by her paying someone to do them.
In a ground breaking settlement, Rodney Nelson-Jones helped Mr Dennison to recover almost £50,000 in respect of his inability to perform these services for his wife after his death, thereby providing the funds for her to pay someone to carry them out. This formed part of the overall settlement figure of £218,000.
You can discuss your mesothelioma compensation claim with any member of our mesothelioma claims team on freephone 0800 358 3848, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our short enquiry form.
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
Or start your claim online.
Fieldfisher is: ‘a firm full of the highest quality lawyers in the field' and has an 'outstanding depth of expertise’ - Legal 500 2015, Awarded Top Tier
"The group is praised for its commitment to 'demystifying the legal process' while this is a firm for which the client has always been a priority"
Fieldfisher's Personal Injury and Medical Negligence solicitors are proudly listed as 'Super Lawyers' in both on-line and off-line printed publishings.
Fieldfisher has successfully been recognised as an "Occupation and Asbestos Disease Specialists" Fieldfisher are now recognised as assessors
Fieldfisher are signatories of the Ethical Marketing Charter demonstrating our commitment to responsible, transparent and professional marketing.
Fieldfisher has been named as the winners of the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2015: *Claimant Clinical Negligence Award*. Testament to our expertise.
Widow shares mesothelioma story in appeal for witnesses
The widow of a carpenter who died from mesothelioma in 2013 shared her husband's story with the press this week, including a personal photo of the couple in happier days.
Substantial claim for widow of perfectionist whose work maintaining their home was almost irreplaceable
As litigation funding gets murkier, legal aid remains a beacon for families devastated by birth injuries
Arti Shah highlights Cervical Screening Awareness Week with a device that could make testing more comfortable
The Sun reports on Keith Barrett's case of Richard Giles, who died after being electrocuted when his lorry hit 11,000 volt cables