London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 20, 2009 -- Law firm, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, has recovered more than Â£250,000 in compensation at the High Court on behalf of a widow whose husband died from mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer.
Mr John Lambie of Spalding in Lincolnshire died in November 2006 at just 62. He died from mesothelioma - a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by exposure to asbestos. He was exposed to asbestos between 1965 and 1970 when he worked for New Century Group Ltd, based in Harlesden, London, as an industrial cleaner, cleaning factories and bakeries all over the South East. His job involved cleaning the asbestos corrugated roofs of factories and cleaning pipes lagged with asbestos.
His widow, Jane Beesley, who has now re-married, nursed him during his illness at home. In addition to general damages, the Judge awarded Â£25,000 compensation to Mrs Beesley for the care and assistance she gave to her dying husband which is the highest ever award for care and assistance in a mesothelioma claim [http://www.personalinjury.ffw.com/mesothelioma-claims.aspx].
Harminder Bains, lawyer in the Asbestos Claims Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse, was instructed to claim compensation from New Century Group Ltd on behalf of Mrs Beesley. The total award, which included interest, was Â£253,310. This includes the sum of Â£72,000 for pain and suffering, one of the highest awards for this type of case, and Â£25,000 for the care and assistance given by Mrs Beesley, which is the highest ever award for this item in a mesothelioma case.
Harminder Bains, the lawyer who dealt with the case, at Field Fisher Waterhouse said: "Mrs Beesley attended to all of her dying husband's needs in an attempt to give him some comfort. I am satisfied that in this case the Court recognised the extraordinary effort it takes to look after a dying man. I hope it is recognised in future cases."
Notes to editors: Court number for this case - HQ 08X02073
In 2008, the Asbestos Claims [http://www.personalinjury.ffw.com/asbestos-claims.aspx] Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP recovered over Â£16 million in compensation for victims of asbestos-related diseases in 124 successful cases. The lawyers in the firm's Asbestos Claims Group have recovered over Â£132 million in 2025 successful claims.
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