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Asbestos Disease News July to December 2006
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.
21st December 2006The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) has dismissed an appeal on mesothelioma drug AlimtaNice released its decision on Alimta on Tuesday 19 December 2006, just a week after it said it would not announce its position on the drug until the New Year.
15th December 2006British Rail forced to pay compensation as two former employees die from asbestos cancer mesotheliomaTrade unions, asbestos support groups and their lawyers are predicting an increase in the number of retired railway workers killed or made ill from asbestos exposure at former British Rail depots.
29th November 2006End insurer windfall in mesothelioma claimsInsurers should repay to the State the money insurers deduct from mesothelioma victims' compensation payments, says leading claimant law firm Thompsons.
29th November 2006Cadbury is sued following former employee’s death from asbestos cancer mesotheliomaCadbury Limited has been successfully sued following the death of a former Bristol employee from the deadly asbestos cancer mesothelioma.
28th November 2006Teeside asbestos widow has been awarded full compensation for her husband's deathThe Royal Courts of Justice ruled Mrs Cater should be awarded more than £103,000 in compensation after Ronald died of mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos in his workplace.
23rd November 2006James Bond filmset at heart of asbestos compensation caseFamily of Feltham man who died of asbestos cancer to claim for £150,000 compensation
20th November 2006Ford and the MoD forced to pay compensation as former London plumber dies from asbestos cancer mesotheliomaLawyers acting for a man from Eltham, London, who worked as a plumber for Ford and the Ministry of Defence and died of the asbestos cancer mesothelioma, have secured over £50,000 in compensation.
17th November 2006Widow in desperate attempt to track down witnesses who worked at Brush following husband’s death from mesothelioma Lawyers acting for the widow of a former fitter at Brush in Loughborough are in a desperate attempt to trace his former co-workers following his tragic death from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma in April 2005.
13th November 2006Stratford widow in desperate bid to trace co-workers following husband’s tragic death from asbestos cancerLawyers acting for a lorry driver from Stratford who died a tragic and painful death from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma are working alongside his widow in a desperate attempt to trace the insurers and secure the compensation the family deserves.
10th November 2006Insurers make widow wait as they squabble over payoutsA Liverpool widow who watched her hard-working husband die a tragic and painful death after being negligently exposed to asbestos is now suffering at the hands of two insurance companies as they squabble over how much compensation each should pay.
9th November 2006Ford to pay over £100,000 compensation to former employee now dying from asbestos cancerLawyers acting for a man who worked for Ford Motor Company for over three decades and is now dying from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma have secured over £100,000 compensation.
8th November 2006Deadly asbestos cancer finds new younger victimsA 45 year old woman is dying from mesothelioma following exposure to her grandfather’s work clothing
31st October 2006Government acts with “compassion” on asbestos victimsAsbestos sufferers and their lawyers have welcomed the government’s announcement that it will not be reclaiming compensation from Turner and Newall claimants.
20th October 2006Debate over whether asbestos bill should be paid in fullConcerns over a £70m bill being paid to the administrators and their lawyers who negotiated a compensation deal for asbestos victims have been raised in Parliament.
17th October 2006Asbestos victims and their families lobby Parliament for funding of Alimta for mesothelioma treatmentAsbestos victims and their families – including many GMB members – will lobby Parliament today for funding of the drug Alimta for the treatment of mesothelioma.
16th October 2006Appeal to the Law Lords to reinstate compensation for pleural plaques sufferersAn appeal to the Law Lords to reinstate compensation for sufferers of asbestos related condition pleural plaques has been set for summer 2007.
12th October 2006Former Yorkshire Water employee and GMB member secures £30,000 following asbestos exposureA former Yorkshire Water employee and GMB member has secured £30,000 in compensation following asbestos exposure.
12th October 2006MPs show support for continued access to life extending cancer drugMembers of Parliament from across the UK have shown support for a campaign by North East MP Fraser Kemp for continued access to a life-extending cancer drug for mesothelioma sufferers.
11th October 2006Five year freeze on asbestos compensation liftedA five year freeze on thousands of compensation claims for asbestos victims throughout the UK has been lifted today (11 October 2006).
6th October 2006Compensation Act helps North West widow secure full compensation following husband’s death from mesotheliomaThe widow of a Cheshire man who died of the asbestos cancer mesothelioma has expressed her gratitude to those who fought so hard to persuade the Government to amend the Compensation Bill which reversed the effect of the House of Lords ruling in the asbestos compensation appeal case of Barker.
29th September 2006Law firm raises concerns over asbestos admin and legal feesThompsons Solicitors has raised concerns over a £70m bill being paid to the administrators and their lawyers in connection with a compensation deal for asbestos victims across Great Britain.
28th September 2006Funds raised for research into MesotheliomaA woman has raised more than £2,000 for research into a devastating disease, which killed her dad.
20th September 2006Derbyshire widow in desperate attempt to track insurers of local factory following husband’s death from asbestosLawyers acting for the widow of a former joiner in Burton are in a desperate attempt to trace his former co-workers following his tragic death from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma.
20th September 2006Insurers of local Foundry sought by Asbestos VictimLawyers acting for a former toolmaker in Surrey who is now suffering from a work induced asbestos condition are in a desperate attempt to trace his former co-workers.
12th September 2006Fair compensation for asbestos victimsMedway Trades Council has teamed up with union solicitors Thompsons and law firm Rowley Ashworth to step up the fight for compensation for all mesothelioma sufferers.
8th September 2006Turner & Newall claimants vote for asbestos schemeIt has been confirmed that asbestos victims have voted to accept the asbestos scheme proposed by the administrators of Turner and Newall.
5th September 2006Asbestos victims in final wait for compensation outcomeThe votes of thousands of asbestos victims across the country will be counted on 7 September, to decide the fate of their long awaited compensation claims.
28th August 2006Commons campaign for mesothelioma drug, AlimtaA campaign to gain access to a cancer drug for scores of mesothelioma sufferers in the UK has been taken to the Secretary of State for Health, Patricia Hewitt.
18th August 2006Fundraising event for National Macmillan Mesothelioma Resource CentreCarol Orton is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for research into the devastating disease, mesothelioma which killed her dad.
18th August 2006Grandmother lost four members of her family to asbestos related illnessesA Grandmother who lost four members of her family to devastating asbestos-related diseases will be given the chance this week to vote to receive compensation.
15th August 2006Tenby family secure over £200,000 compensation for tragic victim of asbestos cancerLawyers acting for the family of scaffolder Peter John James of Sageston, Tenby who suffered a premature and painful death from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma, have successfully secured over £200,000 against three of his former employers.
15th August 2006Shipyard worker helped convince Prime Minister to restore right to compensation for mesothelioma victims.A North East shipyard worker convinced Prime Minister Tony Blair to step in to make sure hundreds of North East asbestos victims received their right to full compensation.
14th August 2006Hillingdon widow in bid to trace co-workers following husband’s tragic death from asbestos cancerLawyers acting for a former Cape Factory maintenance worker who died a tragic and painful death from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma are working alongside his widow in a desperate attempt to trace his co-workers.
20th July 2006Compensation for Widow after husband died of asbestos-related illness, mesotheliomaA North West widow has received an undisclosed payout in compensation after her husband died from devastating disease mesothelioma.
20th July 2006Research into drug to extend Mesothelioma sufferers’ lives funded by North East Research FundImportant research into life extending cancer drug, Alimta could deliver its first results within the next two years.
19th July 2006Compensation for Mesothelioma RestoredThompsons Solicitors has welcomed news that mesothelioma victims will have their right to full compensation restored.
13th July 2006Compensation for victims of asbestosThousands of North East asbestos victims will be given the opportunity to vote on long awaited compensation pay outs this September.