Irwin Mitchell Recovers Thousands Of Pounds For Cancer Hospice

Leeds Law Firm Supports Local Hospice In Yorkshire

21.11.2014

Specialist industrial illness lawyers from Irwin Mitchell’s Leeds office have secured care costs of £13,770.00 for St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough where one of their clients was cared for before he died of an asbestos-related cancer.

Lawyers at Irwin Mitchell acting on behalf of the family of Dennis Taylor, from Scarborough, who died of the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma on14 January 2013, secured his care costs at the hospice as part of a settlement from A W Sinclair and Sons after their investigations found he was exposed to asbestos when working as carpenter and joiner in the 1950’s 1960’s and 1970’s 

It follows a landmark ruling in a 2010 case led by Irwin Mitchell which found that the insurers of a company responsible for the death of a worker from asbestos should contribute to his or her hospice care costs.

Workplace illness specialists at Irwin Mitchell work closely with St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough, which provides vital care and support for families who have been affected by cancer. They have a specialist team of staff and nurses who are available 24 hours a day for their patients.

Expert Opinion
Victims of asbestos-related diseases have faced many challenges to their access to justice over the past few years and the recent Mesothelioma Bill which passed through parliament is another missed opportunity to ensure that all victims of asbestos-related diseases can secure the settlements they deserve.

“Following a ground-breaking ruling in 2010 won by Irwin Mitchell, our clients have been allowed to claim on behalf of the hospice for the care that was provided by them in their hours of need.

“In times where fundraising has become more difficult, I am very proud that we have been able to help our clients support the hospices where they received their care at the end of their lives.

“Our clients are always very clear that they want to benefit the hospice where they were looked after by excellent carers and we will continue to fight for access to justice on behalf of all our clients.”
Ian Toft, Associate