Success in pleural thickening case
Our client’s exposure to asbestos took place when he had worked as a lagger’s mate for a period of less than 2 months in 1962. He was 66 years old and had a respiratory disability of 20% due to pleural thickening and of 40% due to non-asbestos related conditions. It was estimated that the disability from his pleural thickening would increase to 40% over the remainder of his lifetime. In the opinion of his medical expert, our client would in the future require help with activities of daily living outside the home (e.g. shopping and gardening). He was awarded £35,000 for his pleural thickening on a provisional damages basis, together with £7,000 for the assistance he would require with activities of daily living.