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Mesothelioma claim settles for £185,000 following asbestos exposure

Keenan Solicitors were proud to secure settlement of £185,000 on behalf of the family members of a lady who tragically passed away from mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos in her workplace whilst working as a cleaner for Royal Mail.

Following a fall at home this lady was taken to hospital. She underwent a CT scan of her lungs, and it was discovered that she had mesothelioma

Following a tough battle with the illness, she sadly passed away just over a year later.

Keenan Solicitors were contacted by the bereaved family members for advice regarding pursuing a claim for compensation. Cormac Keenan personally met with the family and took detailed instructions to ascertain where and when the exposure to asbestos might have taken place which led to this fatal mesothelioma diagnosis. Cormac has worked on these cases for over 30 years and is one of the leading asbestos claim practitioners in Northern Ireland. He was able to explain the process of pursuing a mesothelioma claim in Northern Ireland and ease any concerns the family may have had.

No time was wasted, and the next steps were to apply for the Coroner’s post-mortem report, which confirmed that mesothelioma was the cause of death. We also obtained all relevant medical notes & records and the Plaintiff’s HMRC employment schedule, which acted as proof of employment.

All relevant papers were then sent to a Consultant Chest Physician, who prepared a detailed report documenting the struggles she would’ve faced and confirming that her employment was the likely cause of her exposure to asbestos.

We were able to use our experience in these highly complicated cases to secure a Nursing Care expert, who documented the extra care that the family provided as a result of the illness.

High Court proceedings were issued without delay and the case Set Down.

Ultimately following negotiations, settlement was agreed at £185,000 on behalf of the surviving family, without the need for the matter to go into Court.

Mesothelioma Claims Northern Ireland

If you or someone you know have received a mesothelioma diagnosis, contact Keenan Solicitors today to organise a free no obligation consultation. We recognise that this can be a very distressing time for all concerned and offer free of charge home visits across Northern Ireland. Call us on 02890493349 or leave your details and we’ll give you a call at a time that suits you.

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