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Asbestos Disease News January to June 2011

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.


30th June 2011

Asbestos legal specialists support Action Mesothelioma Day

Thompsons Solicitors will be attending and supporting a number of events across the country to help raise awareness about an asbestos related cancer on Action Mesothelioma Day (Friday, July 1).


14th June 2011

Time is running out to apply for plaques compensation

A North East asbestos support group is warning people with pleural plaques to seek advice now or they risk missing out on compensation.


4th May 2011

Asbestos cancer sufferer helps hospice obtain compensation

The family of Liverpool spinster who died from asbestos related cancer has been successful in claiming compensation on behalf of the hospice which cared for her during her final days.


3rd May 2011

Union help obtain compensation for mesothelioma sufferer's family

The family of an electrician who died from asbestos cancer has received a substantial sum in compensation after help from his trade union.


15th April 2011

Asbestos compensation victory for pleural plaques sufferers exposed North of the border

Pleural plaques sufferers who were exposed to asbestos whilst working in Scotland won a legal victory when the Scottish Inner House dismissed a challenge by insurers to the Scottish Parliament's pleural plaques legislation.


12th April 2011

Family of North East nurse receives asbestos compensation

Christina Bolas from Ponteland in Northumberland was only 64 when she died tragically from mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs, in August 2008 just over a year after she first became ill.


30th March 2011

Thompsons McClure welcomes asbestos Bill

Belfast solicitors Thompsons McClure has welcomed Northern Ireland’s Assembly’s decision to pass a Bill which recognises the concerns of those suffering from an asbestos related condition.


17th March 2011

New support group for Sunderland’s asbestos victims

An asbestos support centre has opened in Sunderland to help those suffering from asbestos related diseases and their families


21st February 2011

Former GMB union shop steward receives compensation after asbestos cancer diagnosis

A North East man has received a substantial sum in compensation just nine weeks after he was diagnosed with asbestos cancer.


27th January 2011

Labourer’s family’s appeal for asbestos information

The family of a Peterlee man who died suddenly from an asbestos related cancer is appealing for information about his former employment.


26th January 2011

Union asbestos campaigner helps hospice obtain compensation

The family of a North East asbestos campaigner who died from asbestos related cancer has been successful in claiming compensation on behalf of the hospice which cared for him during his final weeks


20th January 2011

Widow receives compensation for husband’s asbestos death

A widow has received compensation after her husband died from mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer.


17th January 2011

Caterpillar worker’s family receives asbestos compensation

Denis Aspin from Earl Shilton, Leicester, was 64 when he died from mesothelioma in November 2008. He left behind his wife, Diane, his daughter and four stepchildren, including his disabled stepdaughter Nicky.


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