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Asbestos Disease News January to June 2010

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.


29th June 2010

Cadbury Bournville worker compensated for asbestos exposure

A former publications officer at Cadbury’s Bournville factory has received £100,000 compensation after developing the fatal asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma


10th June 2010

Leeds West MP takes up asbestos victims’ fight for justice

The fight for justice for asbestos victims in Yorkshire has been taken up by newly elected Labour MP for Leeds West, Rachel Reeves


21st May 2010

Derby man receives compensation for mesothelioma

A Major in Derbyshire’s Army Cadet Force has received £220,000 compensation after he was diagnosed with asbestos cancer.


12th May 2010

Widow’s call for ELIB

Caroline Squires from Wacton in Norfolk, has voiced her support for an Employers’ Liability Insurance Bureau (ELIB) after her husband, Almer, died from asbestos related cancer mesothelioma.


11th May 2010

Double tragedy for asbestos cancer victim

An asbestos cancer sufferer whose first wife died from the same disease has received compensation from his former employers.


7th May 2010

Joiner’s family compensated for mesothelioma death

The widow of a joiner has received £250,000 compensation for her husband’s death from asbestos related disease.


6th May 2010

Unite member compensated for mesothelioma

David Marren, 63, from Rugby in Warkwickshire was diagnosed with mesothelioma in February 2009


28th April 2010

New support group for asbestos victims in the North East & Cumbria

A new organisation is being launched to provide support and advice to victims of asbestos and their families in the Northern Region.


27th April 2010

Judge exposes “large hole” in employers’ insurance

A High Court judge has described how “countless employees” are falling through the “large hole” in Employers’ Liability insurance and getting no compensation after suffering an injury or disease which was their employer’s fault.


23rd April 2010

Essex family and local hospice receive mesothelioma compensation

The family of a hardworking carpet fitter who died from asbestos related disease has received a substantial sum in compensation.


15th April 2010

Daughter’s search for father’s foundry workmates

A cancer sufferer who was exposed to asbestos from her father’s work clothes is searching for his former workmates.


13th April 2010

Wallsend council worker’s family’s plea for information

The family of Wallsend man, Bill Wiles who died from asbestos related cancer is appealing for information from his former work colleagues


12th April 2010

British Rail worker compensated for mesothelioma

A cancer sufferer has received £120,000 compensation for mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure working as a welder at the British Rail Derby workshops.


30th March 2010

Power station worker’s widow compensated for asbestos death

A widow who saw her husband die painfully from the asbestos cancer, mesothelioma, has received compensation from his former employers


23rd March 2010

Asbestos compensation delayed by insurers

An asbestos victim who was awarded compensation faces uncertainty about whether it will ever be paid because of a legal battle by insurers.


19th March 2010

Yorkshire UNISON members compensated for asbestos related disease

Thompsons Solicitors’ dedicated team of lawyers in Yorkshire and Humberside who fight for compensation on behalf of people suffering from asbestos related disease have recovered £600,000 in damages for UNISON members in the last 12 months.


8th March 2010

British Rail worker’s family compensated for mesothelioma death

The family of a South West London man who died from asbestos related disease has received compensation of £89,000.


1st March 2010

Wirral man receives compensation for asbestos disease

Stephen McKeown, 64, from the Wirral was diagnosed with disabling asbestos related condition pleural thickening in 2007.


25th February 2010

Government proposals for asbestos victims receives mixed reaction from Thompsons

Thompsons Solicitors has expressed disappointment at the decision not to restore compensation for people with pleural plaques in England and Wales, but welcomed a multi million pound package which will see increased state benefit payments for dependants of deceased asbestos victims and funding for research into asbestos related disease.


24th February 2010

Asbestos compensation for former Shell employee

The 62-year-old from Manchester was diagnosed with asbestos related pleural thickening in 2008.


22nd February 2010

North West UNISON members compensated for asbestos related disease

Thompsons Solicitors’ dedicated team of lawyers in the North West who fight for compensation on behalf of people suffering from asbestos related disease have recovered more than £670,000 in damages for five UNISON members in the last 12 months.


15th February 2010

£230,000 compensation for family of engineer

The family of an engineer who died from asbestos related disease mesothelioma has received compensation of £230,000.


10th February 2010

Thompsons welcomes plans for Insurance fund of Last Resort

Thompsons Solicitors has welcomed Government plans to help injured workers and their families obtain compensation


9th February 2010

Unite member compensated for asbestosis

Power station worker Clifford King, 85, from Newark in Nottinghamshire was diagnosed with asbestosis, with a 20% disability, in 2008 after suffering from a chest infection.


8th February 2010

Derby family call on Government to help asbestos victims

A Derbyshire family has called for the Government to help asbestos victims and their families obtain compensation.


22nd January 2010

Former BT employee compensated for asbestos related disease

A mesothelioma sufferer has received substantial compensation after his employers admitted exposing him to asbestos


21st January 2010

Family’s plea for information about asbestos exposure

The family of a Leeds woman who died from asbestos related disease is searching for information about her employment with Leeds County Council.


18th January 2010

Terminal cancer sufferer wins £205,000 in asbestos claim

A gardener who was diagnosed with an asbestos related cancer and told he has only months to live has been awarded £205,000, with the help of UNISON.


12th January 2010

Asbestos victim’s search for former workmates

Ronald D’Abreu, 71, from Broxbourne in Hertfordshire is suffering from mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung caused by exposure to asbestos.


11th January 2010

Retired police officer’s family receives asbestos compensation

The widow of a retired police officer has received a substantial sum in compensation for her husband’s death from asbestos related disease.


8th January 2010

Pleural Plaques Claims in Scotland

A Judicial Review by insurers to stop the Scottish Parliament overturning a 2007 House of Lords decision to end compensation for those exposed to asbestos and suffering from pleural plaques has been dismissed by the Outer House, Court of Session.


7th January 2010

Asbestos victim receives compensation six months after cancer diagnosis

Reginald Lamming, 77, from Enfield, Middlesex was diagnosed with the fatal cancer mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos working as a labourer and joiners’ mate


6th January 2010

Grandfather disabled by asbestos related disease receives compensation

A former plasterer, who worked for Chester College, has received £45,000 after developing an asbestos related disease.


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