Zurich Reaches Landmark Deal For Future Cancer Treatments

Law360, London (March 16, 2018, 5:35 PM GMT) -- A U.K. cancer patient has secured a groundbreaking deal with Zurich Insurance agreeing to pay for future medical therapies that are yet to be discovered, his lawyers told Law360 on Friday.

Irwin Mitchell LLP said that Zurich Insurance PLC has agreed to cover future treatments for James Casey, a 63-year-old father of three from the northern English town of Halifax, once new treatments become available. Casey suffers from the lung cancer mesothelioma, caused by working with asbestos as an engineer in mills and factories during the 1970s.

"It truly represents a landmark moment in mesothelioma cases," Ian Toft, a partner at...

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