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Evidence from HASAG assists with settlement of fatal mesothelioma claim for electrician

Shaheen Mosquera secured a settlement on behalf of the family of Alan who died from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos during his employment with Wes Electrical Services Limited (formerly known as D Alldridge & Sons Limited and Wincanton Electrical Services Limited), where he worked as an electrician in Hampshire between 1964 and 1992.

This case was particularly difficult since the deceased had not been able to provide evidence. The exposure information was limited and there was not much evidence other than a short description in the 'Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit' application to support the claim. There were also entries in medical records identifying jobs where Alan believed he was exposed.

Shaheen obtained a statement from, Lisa Booth of HASAG, an asbestos victim support charity. Lisa's evidence was as follows:

"Mr Lacey was referred to HASAG by his lung cancer nurse specialist and we arranged a home visit to advise him regarding his eligibility to benefits because of his diagnosis of mesothelioma. 

I went through Mr Lacey's employment history…. He said he was exposed to asbestos when he worked as a qualified electrician for D Alldridge and Sons which then became Wincanton Electrical Services and they were based in Hampshire. 

Mr Lacey was absolutely aware that he had been exposed to asbestos and in particular that he had worked adjacent to laggers when they were stripping and applying asbestos in boiler houses.  Mr Lacey made it clear to me that he was not mixing or applying asbestos lagging. He said that his work was always dirty and dusty and his employers did not provide him with any protection from the dust."

Alan's health deteriorated quite rapidly following his diagnosis of mesothelioma and he required assistance with his shopping, errands and getting dressed. He also experienced lots of pain.

He began to struggle with his breathing, his care requirements increased, and his mobility was largely curtailed by his symptoms. He was later transferred to Mountbatten Hospice for palliative care, until he died at the age of 77.

Shaheen was able to bring a successful claim years after the exposure to show on Alan's family's behalf that his exposure to asbestos while working for the company had ultimately led to his fatal contraction of mesothelioma. If Alan had not succumbed to mesothelioma, he was expected to have lived for a further 7.7 years.

Damages were recovered for Alan's pain, suffering and loss of amenity, gratuitous care provided by his sister and £3,150 for the Mountbatten Hospice.

The client said:

"I would like to thank solicitor Shaheen Mosquera in securing a settlement for Alan Lacey's family. The case wasn't straightforward, the evidence limited and the outcome uncertain. Shaheen's perseverance, dedication and professionalism proved pivotal in securing compensation that I was happy to accept. 

I would not hesitate in recommending Shaheen Mosquera as a solicitor to represent other asbestos victims."

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For further information about mesothelioma compensation claims, please call Shaheen Mosquera on 0330 460 6817 or email shaheen.mosquera@fieldfisher.com.

All enquiries are completely free of charge and we will investigate all funding options for you including no win, no fee. Find out more about no win no fee claims.

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