What is Mesothelioma?
Malignant Mesothelioma is the most serious type of asbestos disease. It presents as a tumour on the lining of the lung or sometimes the lining around the abdomen. In the United Kingdom 80/90% of mesotheliomas can be related to exposure to amphibole asbestos fibre. Even relatively low exposure to amphibole asbestos can cause mesothelioma.
The average latency period from first exposure to diagnosis of mesothelioma is between 30-40 years. Even relatives of people who have worked with asbestos have been known to develop mesothelioma from the asbestos dust brought home on work clothes.
Compensation for Mesothelioma
Awards of compensation for mesothelioma can be significant. Courts frequently award between £50,000 and £90,000 for the disease itself. In addition, it will generally be possible to claim for past and future loss of earnings, the cost of specialist care or equipment and any private medical expenses. As a result, some awards can be in excess of £400,000.
Our Expertise in Mesothelioma Claims
Higgins and Co have over 80 years’ combined experience of dealing with mesothelioma claims. In particular:
We have successfully handled a substantial amount of mesothelioma cases.
Successful claims arising from exposure in a number of settings.
In a number of cases we have secured a prompt payment on account of compensation in excess of £50,000.
You can be confident that we have the expertise required to handle your claim and obtain MAXIMUM COMPENSATION on your behalf.
Some Settled Claims
An 86 year old former Plant Attendant exposed to asbestos working for the CEGB in various power stations between 1957 and 1970 accepted damages of £110,000 for mesothelioma.
The widow of a former heating engineer exposed to asbestos in the early 1980’s working on boilers and pipework in schools and pubs accepted damages of £200,000 after her husband died from mesothelioma.
The widow of a former factory employee settled a claim for damages for £402,000 after her husband died from mesothelioma t the age of 59.
The widow of a former power station technician received £300,000 damages after her husband died from mesothelioma at the age of 54.
A former Dock Worker who was exposed to asbestos for only 3 days whilst unloading cargo received substantial compensation.
It is even possible to pursue a claim, in certain circumstances, if the past employer has gone out of business.
In all mesothelioma claims we are able to act on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you pay nothing if you lose your claim and KEEP 100% OF YOUR COMPENSATION, IF YOU WIN. In addition to this, all initial enquiries are completely free of charge and without obligation, so you can speak with us now safe in the knowledge that it will not cost you a penny.
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