On 16 December 2008 a Judge at the High Court awarded more than £250,000 in compensation to a widow whose husband was described as ‘proud and stoical’.  Mr John Lambie was just 62 in November 2006 when he died from mesothelioma.

His widow, Jane Beesley, who has now re-married, nursed him during his illness at home.  The Judge awarded £25,000 for the care she gave to her dying husband. 

The total award, which included interest, was £253,310. This includes £72,000 for pain and suffering, one of the highest awards in this type of case; and £25,000 for care and assistance, which is the highest sum ever awarded in a mesothelioma case.

This judgement has received international coverage, with interest being expressed from all over London, as well as far as Australia.

“I would like to thank yourself and your colleagues for the excellent case you put together for John.  I promised to keep going if he didn’t manage it to the end.  Miss Bains took over changing numbers, names, etc. This was all completed in an excellent way. We went to court on 4 December; again Miss Bains was excellent booking hotel, phoning to make sure all was ok.

I have been so pleased with the way the company worked. I have passed on the name ‘Fieldfisher’ to others. Thanks again to you all very much and I know that comes from John also.” 

Mrs Jane Beesley

Jane and John Lambie

For further information or if you have an mesothelioma claim please contact a member of our mesothelioma team on freephone 0800 358 3848, email personalinjury@fieldfisher.com or complete our short enquiry form.

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