Unveiling Truth and Providing Support: Triumph in the Face of Mesothelioma
In the face of a difficult and emotional journey, substantial damages were recovered on behalf of a late father's estate, bringing support to his family. If you or your loved ones have faced a similar situation, Wolferstans is here to provide the legal expertise and guidance you need.
Two years after the father's passing, doctors suspected mesothelioma, a debilitating illness caused by asbestos exposure. Unfortunately, the diagnosis couldn't be definitively confirmed during his lifetime, leaving the family in a state of uncertainty and distress. But with the help of our compassionate legal support, the truth was unveiled.
It is believed that the father's potential asbestos exposure occurred decades ago, possibly during his apprenticeship as a fitter and turner for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) at Devonport Dockyard in the 1940s.
Asbestos was a prevalent danger in various industries, and individuals like him, dedicated to their work, unknowingly faced its harmful consequences. Although direct witness evidence was not available, the dedicated Industrial Disease team at Wolferstans Solicitors spared no effort in seeking justice for the late father's estate and his family.
Liz Makin, the solicitor working on the case, tirelessly investigated the circumstances, conducting interviews with the late father’s former colleagues and gathering crucial evidence. It was through the testimony of a fellow dockyard worker who had been involved in navy ship refittings during the 1960s that a breakthrough emerged. Their supportive witness evidence played a pivotal role in establishing the breach of duty and convincing the MOD's claims handlers of the similar exposure conditions in the 1940s.
The case encompassed a range of important elements, including claims for pain and suffering, care, funeral expenses, and financial and services dependency. At Wolferstans, we recognise the profound impact such situations have on families. That's why we leave no stone unturned in fighting for your rights and ensuring that your needs are fully represented.
Through our team's relentless efforts and unwavering dedication, we achieved a successful settlement that will provide crucial financial support and assistance. We understand the burdens families face in times like these and are here to help you navigate the legal complexities with compassion, expertise, and a commitment to your well-being.
If you, or your loved one, have experienced a similar situation, our team are here to offer a guiding hand. Contact our legal experts today to schedule a free initial consultation.