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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 2007The widow of a Portsmouth coppersmith has received a substantial six-figure compensation payment after her husband was exposed to asbestosFreda Martin, 65, was awarded the damages after Albert died from the devastating cancer mesothelioma.
19th December 2007Increase in compensation for bereavementA paltry £1,800 increase in compensation for bereavement has been deemed an ‘insult’ by leading claims specialists Thompsons Solicitors.
13th December 2007The 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 2007Pipe Fitter and Plumber exposed to asbestosA 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 2007A step forward for life extending cancer drug, AlimtaThe 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 2007Grandad exposed to asbestos during his work as a plumber for Wirral Borough CouncilThe 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 2007UNITE member awarded compensation after developing a deadly cancer after being exposed to asbestos in the workplaceGranddad 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 2007Asbestos Victims Let Down By House of Lords DecisionUnite 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 2007Mesothelioma sufferers call for fairer compensationMesothelioma sufferers and their families in the North East are calling for fairer compensation for asbestos related disease.
10th October 2007Justice for families Affected by AsbestosMore 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 2007Delegation want to improve ship breaking standards in IndiaA 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 2007Shipbuilder from Hull is another victim of asbestosThe 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 2007Desperate bid to trace colleagues of tragic victim of asbestosLawyers 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 2007Alimta AppealPeople 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 2007Compensation for widow of a joiner who died of mesotheliomaThompsons Solicitors has won over £200,000 in compensation for the widow of a joiner who died of mesothelioma
11th September 2007Compensation after husband died from mesotheliomaThe widow of a Wolverton British Rail engineer has won substantial compensation after her husband died from an asbestos related disease
10th September 2007TUC is supporting Thompsons Solicitors’ campaign, Justice for Asbestos FamiliesA campaign to achieve justice for asbestos families in England and Wales has been backed by the TUC (Trades Union Congress)
3rd September 2007Witness appeal by family of a man who died of asbestos related disease mesotheliomaThe 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 2007Mesothelioma, the UK’s third fastest increasing cancerRenewed calls have been made for further funding from the Government for the treatment of asbestos related disease, mesothelioma
9th August 2007Former workers of a North East company, who were exposed to asbestos at work, are being denied thousands of pounds in compensationThe 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 2007A man who was exposed to asbestos while working as steel erector has been compensated after developing an asbestos-related diseaseCharles 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 2007Thompsons calls for increase in compensation for victims of asbestos cancerThompsons 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 2007Compensation for mesothelioma victimA man who was exposed to asbestos while working for British Airport Authority (BAA) has been awarded £165,000 in compensation.
18th July 2007Victim of mesothelioma receives £160,000 compensationA roofer who worked with asbestos for over 20 years has been awarded over £160,000 in compensation.
10th July 2007Justice for families Affected by AsbestosNorth West families are finally receiving compensation from a defunct asbestos company more than six years after their claims were first lodged.
9th July 2007NICE to make mesothelioma drug Alimta available on the NHSPeople 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 2007Mesothelioma victim's family calls for witnesses who worked at Stanton and StaveleyLawyers 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.