Claim settled for pleural thickening and asbestosis case
Our client who had been employed by Vickers-Armstrongs Limited from about 1957 until about 1965 as an apprentice hand driller and as a journeyman was diagnosed with pleural thickening and asbestosis, causing a combined respiratory disability of 20%. It was estimated that his respiratory disability due to these conditions would progress to 40%. Our client also suffered from COPD and obesity, which were estimated to cause 40% respiratory disability. The client’s medical expert considered that towards the end of his life, he would require help with activities of daily living. His claim was settled on a full and final damages basis for £50,000.