Mr A had been suffering from dementia when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. He was able to recall that he had worked in the London docks from the 1950s until about 1979 where he unloaded different types of cargo which he believed included asbestos. He also remembered that after he left the docks he went to work for BT, retiring from there in 1989.
Mr A could remember cleaning ventilation and air conditioning shafts while working as a labourer on the engineering side.
Unfortunately, Mr A was extremely ill when the mesothelioma was diagnosed and there was no time to obtain any further evidence about his exposure to asbestos before he passed away in December 2010, aged 86.
Because of his memory problems, it is not known if he would have remembered further details about his employment and asbestos exposure given more time.
Mr A’s wife had died a few years previously, but his family were able to provide information about his work and found some documents to confirm this. There was also evidence that he had been placed on the asbestos register when he worked for BT. The family had instructed Caroline Pinfold who settled the claim on a full liability basis for the benefit of Mr A’s family in April 2013.
Mr A's family had this to say about Caroline after the case:
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Caroline and Dushal Mehta for the courteous and professional way you dealt with my father’s claim, keeping me informed at all stages. You were contactable and returned my calls promptly. Although evidence was difficult to obtain, you persevered and negotiated a satisfactory settlement."
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
Or start your claim online.
"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 has successfully been recognised as an "Occupation and Asbestos Disease Specialists" Fieldfisher are now recognised as assessors
Charities we support
Landmark hearing could reveal vital background to asbestos epidemic
In the Supreme Court this Monday, 18th February, judges will hear an appeal that could result in important information about asbestos exposure in the UK made available to the public.
Mesothelioma team share with press tragic story of Chelmsford man left with asbestos cancer
Sarah Wolf is very much hoping that sharing with the local press the heart-breaking story of an honest working man facing the consequences of simply doing the best for his family may prompt former colleagues to come forward with important information.
Teamwork uncovers vital information in Marley tiles asbestos case
Following settlement in a drawn-out case against UK tile manufacturer Marley, Peter Williams said the case would have been finalised sooner had Marley acknowledged that most of its tiles used by his client Roy Morris contained asbestos.
MOD issues asbestos warning to engineers working on Sea King helicopters
According to press reports this week, the Ministry of Defence has issued a warning to Royal Navy and RAF maintenance personnel who worked on Sea King helicopters that they may have come into contact with asbestos.
Sarah Wolf comments on worrying reports regarding asbestos use in the USA
The Fieldfisher mesothelioma team is closely monitoring the furore that has broken out in the US following reports that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has paved the way for the use of new products containing asbestos.
Bridget Collier leads Fieldfisher sponsored walk for Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support Group Charity
Fieldfisher represents parents of Yousef Al-Kharboush who died in ITH Pharma contaminated baby feed case