In a remarkable achievement that underscores her dedication to fighting for the rights of individuals affected by industrial diseases, RWK Goodman Partner Helen Childs has secured the top position on Business Today’s list of…
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Our specialist asbestos claims team has been instructed by the family of a lady who has sadly developed and died from mesothelioma. We are investigating how our client may have come into contact with…
Helen Childs explains the findings of a recent Mesothelioma UK and University of Sheffield study into the gendered experience of mesothelioma, which has highlighted differences in support and willingness to bring a claim for compensation.
Helen Childs, Head of our specialist Industrial Disease claims team, details a recent successful case involving a claim for mesothelioma.
Helen Childs explains how her and her specialist mesothelioma claims team successfully sought £140,000 for a client whose health is rapidly declining.
Rix v Paramount confirms the answer to a question that sometimes arises from fatal claims following the loss of the driving force behind family companies. The court looked at the reality behind the income from the company i.e. that it was generated by the husband despite the wife being an equal shareholder, and also reconfirmed that the dependency claim is assessed at the time of death, so the ongoing success of the company in the hands of the family’s sons did not reduce the widow’s loss of dependency.
Helen Childs, specialist industrial disease solicitor and head of our Mesothelioma Claims team, explains what we have learned from the impact of coronavirus on mesothelioma patients.
P was a retired former swimming pool and leisure centre manager who had been exposed to asbestos when he was first working in the West Midlands in the 1960’s and 70’s. Asbestos was widely used on the heating systems for swimming pools.
K was only 59 when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma in October 2016. A plumber by trade, he had come into contact with asbestos as a youngster, in the 1970’s and 80’s. The firms he served his apprenticeship with and worked for afterwards undertook domestic work as well as commercial contracts, including at several schools in the Reading area, where much asbestos was used, particularly in the boilerhouses and heating systems.
When R was diagnosed with mesothelioma his first thoughts about where he had come into contact with asbestos were that it must have been when he lived in South Africa as a child.
W died of mesothelioma in August 2016. His conditions developed very quickly and he had no chance to seek legal advice or to make a full lifetime statement. However he described exposure to asbestos when he helped build the new JR hospital in Oxford.
K was only 59 when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma in October 2016. A plumber by trade, he had come into contact with asbestos as a youngster, in the 1970s and 80s.