Disease Litigation - DAC Beachcroft
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Disease Litigation

Our national disease team is market leading.  We have an unrivalled depth of knowledge and expertise in a wide range of disease types.  Whether we are working with insurers, multi-national companies, SMEs, family businesses or healthcare trusts our aim is provide the highest quality technical claims management. Our solicitor led teams have extensive experience in dealing with claims for:




Diffuse pleural thickening

Lung cancer

Long tail conditions



Occupational cancers


Short tail conditions



Musculoskeletal disorders

Single incidence exposures                              

Legionnaires' disease

Carbon monoxide poisoning                       

Food poisoning

Acoustic shock

Occupational Stress  
Physical and sexual abuse  

What we do

Our specialist, solicitor led teams work closely with clients to:

  • Provide comprehensive advice and guidance on breach of duty; limitation; causation, apportionment; quantum; and costs
  • Identify those cases to be defended to trial and ensure that the best experts are utilised to assist with the defence of those claims
  • Reduce indemnity spend and provide a timely and effective resolution of claims where appropriate
  • Actively manage risk both in the context of litigation and future claims
  • Actively share knowledge and ensure that trends in claimant behaviours are identified and strategies developed in response
  • Identifying trends for our corporate clients and identifying risk areas within their business; working with them to manage claims and reduce future incidents

What we are known for

  • Being at the forefront of disease litigation and taking the lead in new and emerging areas such as immunotherapy treatment for mesothelioma suffers
  • Providing prompt, effective, and reliable advice
  • Adapting to our client's changing needs and developments in claimant behaviours
  • Working closely with our clients to gain an in-depth knowledge of their business and their claims history and risks

Detailed elements of our service

  • We have a market leading repudiation rate of 84% in respect of NIHL claims
  • A demonstrable reduction in overall indemnity spend for our clients
  • Thought leadership on new and emerging diseases and trends

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