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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 2011Asbestos 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 2011Time 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 2011Asbestos 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 2011Union 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 2011Asbestos 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 2011Family 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 2011Thompsons McClure welcomes asbestos BillBelfast 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 2011New support group for Sunderland’s asbestos victimsAn asbestos support centre has opened in Sunderland to help those suffering from asbestos related diseases and their families
21st February 2011Former GMB union shop steward receives compensation after asbestos cancer diagnosisA North East man has received a substantial sum in compensation just nine weeks after he was diagnosed with asbestos cancer.
27th January 2011Labourer’s family’s appeal for asbestos informationThe family of a Peterlee man who died suddenly from an asbestos related cancer is appealing for information about his former employment.
26th January 2011Union asbestos campaigner helps hospice obtain compensationThe 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 2011Widow receives compensation for husband’s asbestos deathA widow has received compensation after her husband died from mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer.
17th January 2011Caterpillar worker’s family receives asbestos compensationDenis 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.