Our client developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos. He had previously been awarded compensation in 2004, when he developed asbestos-related pleural plaques, which are benign growths on the diaphragm and ribcage that indicate exposure to asbestos. The case was settled for £128,930.
Mr Whitehead worked in the electricity generating industry for many years, and was exposed to asbestos when employed by the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) between the 1960’s and 1980’s.
He developed asbestos-related pleural plaques and obtained a provisional award of compensation of £5,000 in 2004, when it was still possible to obtain compensation for that disease.
In summer 2009, Mr Whitehead developed symptoms of mesothelioma.
Unhappy with his previous solicitors, Mr Whitehead instructed Andrew Morgan to conduct the claim for him in September 2009. Andrew obtained the original file from the previous solicitors.
Andrew applied to transfer the old claim from Sheffield to the mesothelioma fast track in London and took up correspondence with the defendant’s solicitors. He obtained an interim payment of £50,000 for Mr Whitehead exactly 4 weeks later and settled the whole claim for £128,930 on 15 January 2010, less than 4 months after being instructed.
The claim was taken on a "no win, no fee" basis.
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