Mr F, Merchant Navy Engineer

Posted: 10th Apr 17 1:51 PM

Mr F from Liverpool developed asbestosis as a result of his work as a fitter / engineer in the Merchant Navy. He was exposed to asbestos during the course of his employment with seven employers. These were John Brown Engineering Ltd, Scotland; BP Shipping Ltd in Middlesex; J & J Denholm Ltd, Glasgow; P & O Shipping Company; Cunard-Brocklebank Ltd; Canadian Fishing Company, Nova Scotia, Canada; and English Electric Ltd, Newton Le Willows, Merseyside. Extensive investigations were undertaken to locate insurers for all seven companies and where other solicitors failed, we eventually located insurers in respect of six of the seven Defendants. We negotiated a settlement on a provisional damages basis. This means that if in the future Mr F is develops one of the more serious asbestos conditions such as mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer or there is a worsening in his asbestosis, he will be able to return to Court for a further award of damages.