The family of retired asbestos worker received £62,000 after their mother’s death from mesothelioma.
Mrs A sadly died on 24 June 2006 after a very short illness. She had been a very fit and active 76 year old woman who enjoyed an independent life until she became ill in April 2006. Mrs A was admitted to hospital on 24 May 2006 but sadly died only a month later. She was diagnosed in hospital as suffering from the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma.
Mrs A had worked for the Urastone Company Limited at the British Uralite asbestos factory in Lower Higham in Kent. She worked on the production line and later as a supervisor. She was involved in the production of many asbestos based products and was exposed to very high levels of asbestos exposure as a result.
An inquest into Mrs A’s death was concluded on 8 September 2006. The Coroner reached a verdict that she had died as a result of the asbestos related disease mesothelioma.
Mrs A’s children instructed Irwin Mitchell in September 2006. Investigations were undertaken to identify an insurer for the Urastone Company Ltd which had gone out of business some years earlier. Despite resistance from the insurer for the company, it was established that Axa was responsible for the liabilities of Urastone.
Independent medical evidence was obtained and the claim was valued. Settlement was reached by negotiation without the need for a trial.
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