A Triumph Over Adversity: John’s Journey to Justice with Wolferstans Solicitors
Meet John, a resilient individual who faced one of life's toughest challenges - a diagnosis of asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening.
For years, John had been suffering from breathlessness, unsure of the cause until he stumbled upon an article by Wolferstans Solicitors that shed light on his medical condition. This discovery led to a life-changing journey seeking justice and support.
When John initially contacted us, he had been diagnosed with pleural thickening. However, upon reviewing his medical records, Layla Batchelor in our Asbestos Team, discovered a crucial piece of information that had gone unnoticed - John had also been diagnosed with interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic and progressive lung disease that affects the lung tissue, leading to scarring and breathing difficulties, in 2016.
The significance of this detail lay in the fact that he had never been informed that his fibrosis was asbestos-related, which affected the limitation period for making a claim.
Layla wasted no time in getting to work. She obtained a report from a respiratory consultant, who confirmed that the fibrosis was indeed asbestos-related and supported the argument that John had not been informed of this crucial detail, shifting the date of knowledge and the beginning of the three-year limitation period to the date of their medical report.
Armed with this powerful evidence, Layla fought tirelessly on behalf of John, seeking justice and compensation for the hardships he endured. With great dedication and expertise in handling asbestos-related cases, Layla skilfully navigated the complexities of the legal process.
Her relentless efforts paid off, resulting in a successful claim for both asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening. The settlement amount of £49,000 allowed John to ease his financial concerns by paying off his mortgage and enabled him to hire much-needed assistance, as he was a devoted carer for his wife.
Here's what John had to say about his experience with our asbestos team:
"Standard very high, would recommend you to anyone requiring this sort of treatment. Thank you."
If you or someone you know has been a victim of asbestos exposure and needs support and guidance, do not hesitate to contact our dedicated asbestos team. They are ready to stand by your side and fight for the justice you deserve.