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Ruling on claim brought by estate of victim

A High Court ruling could see claims being brought by the estates of victims of serious illness and injury after they have died. In the case Andreou v S Booth Horrocks & Sons Ltd [2017] EWHC 174 (QB), the claimant was exposed to asbestos in the 1960s when he was apprenticed to a heating and plumbing engineer. His lawyer Harminder Bains, from law firm Leigh Day, obtained the judgment against the employer on behalf of her client who was diagnosed with the fatal lung disease mesothelioma in 2016. The compensation for the pain and suffering was agreed at £90,000. This is the highest award for this element in mesothelioma claims.

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