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Asbestos Disease News January to June 2007

Thompsons has established its reputation as a leading firm of solicitors by aggressively pursuing claims against employers and insurance companies for clients who suffer from asbestos related illnesses. We have teams of specialist solicitors / lawyers based regionally across the country who deal exclusively with personal injury claims involving asbestos exposure and they are experts in their field, dealing with claims for all types of asbestos related diseases including pleural thickening, asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. We frequently publish news stories about asbestos compensation claims we have dealt with and interesting cases and articles published in the press and you will find links to a selection of these below:

Links to press releases for other periods can be found on the main Asbestos Disease News page.


22nd June 2007

Asbestos-Related Pleural Plaques Appeal in the House of Lords

A long-awaited appeal to the Law Lords to reinstate compensation for sufferers of asbestos related condition pleural plaques will be heard next week


21st June 2007

The family of a former British Rail worker has won compensation following his death from an asbestos-related disease

Bill Bulled, 66, from Croydon, died from mesothelioma in November 2005, just a month after he married his second wife Elaine, and just a few months after he was diagnosed with the devastating disease


20th June 2007

New Bill to assist mesothelioma victims

The Government has published a new Bill to assist mesothelioma victims in line with recommendations made by Thompsons Solicitor


12th June 2007

Desperate bid to trace co-workers of tragic victim of asbestos

Lawyers acting for the widow of an apprentice electrician who died a tragic and painful death from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma are desperate to trace his co-workers.


11th June 2007

Campaign to achieve justice for families affected by asbestos

A campaign to achieve justice for asbestos families in England and Wales has been backed by MPs.


11th June 2007

Campaign to achieve justice for families affected by asbestos

A campaign to achieve justice for asbestos families in England and Wales has been backed by MPs.


29th May 2007

Former electrician's mate awarded compensation after developing mesothelioma

A former electrician’s mate who worked on the UK’s first nuclear submarine has been awarded a six-figure sum in compensation


24th May 2007

Justice for families affected by Asbestos

Thompsons Solicitors has secured compensation for the family of a Lancashire man who sadly died from asbestos-related mesothelioma.


11th May 2007

MP David Miliband has stepped in to help a former shipyard worker gain access to a compensation award

South Tyneside MP David Miliband has stepped in to help a former shipyard worker gain access to a compensation award worth thousands of pounds


9th May 2007

Increase in number of people who have died from mesothelioma

Shocking new statistics unveiled by the Health and Safety Executive show an increase in the number of people who have died from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma


8th May 2007

Desperate bid to trace co-workers of tragic victim of asbestos

Lawyers acting for the widow of an instrument technician who died a tragic and painful death from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma are desperate to trace his co-workers.


3rd May 2007

Compensation from a defunct asbestos company

A North East family will finally receive compensation from a defunct asbestos company more than six years after their claim was settle


27th April 2007

Thompsons Solicitors has launched a petition to raise awareness of occupational cancer, mesothelioma, on Workers Memorial Day

Thompsons, one of the UK’s leading claimant personal injury law firms, is calling for people to support a petition as part of its Justice for Asbestos Families campaign.


23rd April 2007

Families affected by the dangerous dust asbestos are being asked to find out more about the help and advice available to them at a meeting on Thursday, April 26

Portsmouth Trades Council in association with one of the UK’s leading claimant personal injury law firms, Thompsons Solicitors is holding the event at The Labour Club on Arundel Street, Fratton, Portsmouth


16th April 2007

Justice for Asbestos Families

Thompsons Solicitors is launching a national campaign to achieve justice for asbestos families across the UK.


10th April 2007

Thompsons Solicitors has successfully won compensation for a woman who was exposed to asbestos dust as a youngster

Thompsons' Southampton office won a six-figure sum for Cheryl Marsh from Brighton after she was exposed to asbestos by Islington Borough Council.


5th April 2007

Thousands of dock workers across the UK are able to sue the Government for compensation after a court ruling yesterday (Wednesday, April 4)

The Court of Appeal ruled that dock workers who were registered under the National Dock Labour Board scheme can sue the government if they develop an asbestos related disease.


3rd April 2007

Workers who were exposed to deadly asbestos dust while repairing ships on the Tyne are being forced to wait for compensation payouts worth thousands of pounds

Paul Young, 71, from South Shields is one of six former employees of Smiths Shiprepairers, based in North Shields, who may have to wait for years for compensation for asbestos-related conditions.


2nd April 2007

Thompsons Solicitors has helped a widow obtain £295,000 in compensation after her husband was exposed to asbestos as a 15-year-old apprentice

The woman from Chorley, Lancashire, received the compensation after her husband died from mesothelioma in December 2005. He was diagnosed with the devastating disease in March 2004.


27th March 2007

The GMB Northern is urging its members to be aware of the dangers of asbestos in the workplace

Its warning comes after a North East company was fined for removing asbestos from a building without a licence.


16th March 2007

Cornish man exposed to asbestos

A Cornish man exposed to asbestos while on a government training scheme is calling for former colleagues to come forward to help him.


15th March 2007

Leyton man suffering from asbestos cancer in desperate attempt to track down former work colleagues

Lawyers acting for a Leyton man suffering from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma are desperately trying to trace his former co-workers at London Electric Wire Company and Smiths.


13th March 2007

Thompsons welcomes Government's announcement that it will be extending state benefits to more mesothelioma victims

Specialist UK-wide asbestos lawyers, Thompsons, has welcomed the Government's announcement that it will be extending state benefits to more mesothelioma victims and paying them faster.


1st March 2007

Compensation following exposure to dangerous asbestos fibres

A Birmingham man is set to receive compensation after an 18-month legal fight to prove he was left debilitated after being exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres.


27th February 2007

National Action Mesothelioma Day

Hundreds of white balloons were released across the River Tyne today (Tuesday, February 27) in memory of victims of asbestos in the North East.


27th February 2007

Action Mesothelioma Day DVD

To mark Action Mesothelioma Day the Forum of Asbestos Victim Support Groups has commissioned a DVD featuring mesothelioma sufferers and their families.


23rd February 2007

Leading trade union Amicus has secured compensation for the family of a former shipyard worker on Tyneside who died from mesothelioma

Stephen Addison, 65, of Moor Gardens, North Shields, will receive a five figure sum on behalf of the family after they pursued compensation through Amicus’ free legal help scheme.


19th February 2007

North East MP David Anderson is questioning the Department for Health over the future of mesothelioma drug Alimta

Mr Anderson, MP for Blaydon, has submitted a parliamentary question to the Government asking when the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) will report back on approval of the chemotherapy treatment.


14th February 2007

ASLEF member receives £23,500 for asbestos-related pleural thickening

An ASLEF member who developed an asbestos-related condition after years working on steam locomotives and electric trains has received £23,500 compensation through the union’s legal service.


8th February 2007

Feltham widow in desperate attempt to track down witnesses who worked at Watney’s Brewery following husband’s death from asbestos

Lawyers acting for the widow of a former machine operator at Watney’s Brewery in Isleworth are in a desperate attempt to trace his former co-workers following his tragic death from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma in March 2006.


2nd February 2007

Bailiffs to recover compensation for mesothelioma widow as insurer fails to pay on time

Bailiffs are set to recover compensation for Teesside asbestos widow Betty Cater after she has waited almost two months for a payout which was due before Christmas.


29th January 2007

A Teesside widow is calling for her husband’s former work colleagues to get in touch after he died from an asbestos-related condition

Elsie Hammond, formerly of Hartlepool, but now living in Lincolnshire, is looking for people who worked with her husband, Bryan, at Darlington Insulation, John T Schofield & Sons, Cork Insulation and Joseph Nadins, all based in the Teesside area


22nd January 2007

A North Yorkshire man has won a bid for compensation after he was exposed to deadly asbestos fibres as an apprentice

Geoffrey Stead, 65, of Filey, has been awarded a substantial sum in compensation from British Rail after he was diagnosed with lung condition pleural thickening.


22nd January 2007

A dedicated team of lawyers is working with trade union, the GMB, to ensure people suffering from asbestos related diseases in Cumbria can claim compensation

The move comes after Thompsons recovered more than £1m in asbestos related disease claims for families in Cumbria during the last 18 months.


19th January 2007

A final decision on an important chemotherapy drug, which could help scores of mesothelioma sufferers across the UK, may not be announced for another nine months

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) has said it has predicted that it will not be in a position to give guidance on the drug Alimta until September.


12th January 2007

Essex pensioner awarded compensation following asbestos exposure

An Essex pensioner has been awarded more than £115,000 in compensation after being exposed to asbestos as an apprentice.


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