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Asbestos Disease News July to December 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.


21st December 2007

The widow of a Portsmouth coppersmith has received a substantial six-figure compensation payment after her husband was exposed to asbestos

Freda Martin, 65, was awarded the damages after Albert died from the devastating cancer mesothelioma.


19th December 2007

Increase in compensation for bereavement

A paltry £1,800 increase in compensation for bereavement has been deemed an ‘insult’ by leading claims specialists Thompsons Solicitors.


13th December 2007

The family of a man who died of mesothelioma has a substantial undisclosed payment in compensation.

The former maintenance engineer from Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan was 80 when he died just four months after being diagnosed with the cancer of the lining of the lung.


3rd December 2007

Pipe Fitter and Plumber exposed to asbestos

A North East man who was exposed to asbestos while working at a Tyneside shipyard has been awarded more than £150,000 in compensation.


26th November 2007

A step forward for life extending cancer drug, Alimta

The future of a life extending cancer drug took a step forward on Friday, November 23 during an appeal meeting by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).


9th November 2007

Grandad exposed to asbestos during his work as a plumber for Wirral Borough Council

The widow of a Unite member has won a substantial compensation payment after her husband was exposed to lethal asbestos dust in the workplace.


6th November 2007

UNITE member awarded compensation after developing a deadly cancer after being exposed to asbestos in the workplace

Granddad Doug Conroy, 70, from Pembroke Dock in Pembrokeshire, has been awarded the damages after he developed mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung.


17th October 2007

Asbestos Victims Let Down By House of Lords Decision

Unite The Union, the UK's largest trade union believe that workers exposed to asbestos have been let down by the House of Lords, who have ended compensation for the asbestos related condition pleural plaques.


12th October 2007

Mesothelioma sufferers call for fairer compensation

Mesothelioma sufferers and their families in the North East are calling for fairer compensation for asbestos related disease.


10th October 2007

Justice for families Affected by Asbestos

More than £1.2 million in compensation has been recovered from a defunct asbestos company and paid to families who turned to Thompsons Solicitors for help.


5th October 2007

Delegation want to improve ship breaking standards in India

A delegation of Indian trade union officials will be arriving in Tyneside on Thursday, October 11 to meet with North East union leaders and visit a local shipyard.


27th September 2007

Shipbuilder from Hull is another victim of asbestos

The family of a shipbuilder in Hull has been awarded more than £100,000 in compensation after he died from asbestos related disease mesothelioma.


26th September 2007

Desperate bid to trace colleagues of tragic victim of asbestos

Lawyers acting for the family of Tony Holloway of Sandfields, Port Talbot, who suffered a premature and painful death from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma are desperate to trace his former colleagues


14th September 2007

Alimta Appeal

People across the UK affected by asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma are once again in limbo after two appeals have been lodged against a decision by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) to make chemotherapy drug Alimta available on the NHS.


13th September 2007

Compensation for widow of a joiner who died of mesothelioma

Thompsons Solicitors has won over £200,000 in compensation for the widow of a joiner who died of mesothelioma


11th September 2007

Compensation after husband died from mesothelioma

The widow of a Wolverton British Rail engineer has won substantial compensation after her husband died from an asbestos related disease


10th September 2007

TUC is supporting Thompsons Solicitors’ campaign, Justice for Asbestos Families

A campaign to achieve justice for asbestos families in England and Wales has been backed by the TUC (Trades Union Congress)


3rd September 2007

Witness appeal by family of a man who died of asbestos related disease mesothelioma

The family of a man who died of asbestos related disease mesothelioma, after helping to build Worthing’s Glaxo Smith Kline factory, are appealing for witnesses to help in their battle for compensation.


10th August 2007

Mesothelioma, the UK’s third fastest increasing cancer

Renewed calls have been made for further funding from the Government for the treatment of asbestos related disease, mesothelioma


9th August 2007

Former workers of a North East company, who were exposed to asbestos at work, are being denied thousands of pounds in compensation

The men, who worked for Cape Darlington Ltd, formerly known as Darlington Insulation Company Limited, have been awarded more than £200,000 in compensation after developing asbestos-related diseases caused through working for the firm.


7th August 2007

A man who was exposed to asbestos while working as steel erector has been compensated after developing an asbestos-related disease

Charles Walton, from Leeds developed disabling lung condition pleural thickening after being exposed to asbestos working for a contractor in power stations across the UK


2nd August 2007

Thompsons calls for increase in compensation for victims of asbestos cancer

Thompsons Solicitors has called on the Government to increase the amount of compensation for bereavement to the families of asbestos cancer victims in England & Wales.


30th July 2007

Compensation for mesothelioma victim

A man who was exposed to asbestos while working for British Airport Authority (BAA) has been awarded £165,000 in compensation.


18th July 2007

Victim of mesothelioma receives £160,000 compensation

A roofer who worked with asbestos for over 20 years has been awarded over £160,000 in compensation.


10th July 2007

Justice for families Affected by Asbestos

North West families are finally receiving compensation from a defunct asbestos company more than six years after their claims were first lodged.


9th July 2007

NICE to make mesothelioma drug Alimta available on the NHS

People across the UK affected by asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma have welcomed a decision by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) to make chemotherapy drug Alimta available on the NHS


4th July 2007

Mesothelioma victim's family calls for witnesses who worked at Stanton and Staveley

Lawyers acting for the family of a former fitter’s mate at Stanton and Staveley in Ilkeston are trying to trace his former co-workers following his tragic death from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma on 7th February 2005.


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