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Asbestos Disease News July to December 2008
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.
29th December 2008Welder receives compensation for pleural thickeningThompsons Solicitors has succeeded in obtaining a substantial compensation payment for a former welder after he was diagnosed with a disabling lung condition caused by exposure to asbestos
23rd December 2008Nephew’s search for uncle’s asbestos exposureThe family of a Leeds man is searching for information about his exposure to asbestos after he died from mesothelioma.
22nd December 2008Mesothelioma victim’s search for asbestos exposureA cancer sufferer’s family is searching for information about her exposure to asbestos after she was diagnosed with mesothelioma.
19th December 2008Self employed joiner’s family receive compensation for asbestos deathPat Kelly from Newry in County Down, Northern Ireland died from mesothelioma after he was exposed to asbestos while working as a subcontractor on a development for one of Northern Ireland’s largest builders Gilbert-Ash
16th December 2008Royal Shakespeare Company employee develops asbestos related diseaseAlan Morris, 71, from Ivybridge in South Devon, was diagnosed with pleural thickening in 2005 after he went to his doctor with breathing difficulties.
11th December 2008Bookstore owner receives compensation for asbestos exposureDerrick Broadhurst, 81, from Irlam in Manchester was diagnosed with the asbestos related disease in February 2008
8th December 2008Joiner with Pleural Plaques Develops MesotheliomaA joiner who was exposed to asbestos as an apprentice and was diagnosed with pleural plaques has developed the deadly lung cancer mesothelioma
3rd December 2008Family’s Search for Dad’s Former Work ColleaguesThe family of an engineer who died of the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma wishes to contact his former work colleagues
2nd December 2008McAlpines’ Former Employee Compensated for Pleural ThickeningA pensioner who worked with asbestos for five months has received £10,000 in compensation after he was diagnosed with a lung disease.
1st December 2008Thompsons Solicitors Win Compensation for Swindon Rail EmployeeTony Rima, 65, was diagnosed with cancer mesothelioma after he was exposed to asbestos while working as a coach finisher and body maker for British Rail at its Swindon works
24th November 2008Cancer sufferer receives compensation after exposure to asbestosA granddad is warning about the dangers of asbestos after he was diagnosed with fatal cancer mesothelioma
21st November 2008Unite defends the right to Mesothelioma CompensationIn a landmark test case in the High Court, Unite the union, represented by Thompsons Solicitors, has successfully defended the rights of vulnerable asbestos victims from insurers' attempts to avoid their liabilities
20th November 2008UNISON secures Compensation for Mesothelioma WidowMrs Y who wishes to remain anonymous has received £276,000 in damages following her husband’s exposure to asbestos in the workplace.
18th November 2008GMB Member Receives £140,000 in CompensationA GMB member diagnosed with the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma has received £140,000 in compensation with help from the union’s solicitors.
12th November 2008Engineer’s Search for Former Work ColleaguesA man suffering from cancer after being exposed to asbestos is searching for his former work colleagues to help him claim compensation
7th November 2008Family’s Search for Dinner Lady’s Former ColleaguesBetty Pearson, from Stanks Lane North died of mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by exposure to the deadly dust.
5th November 2008Former Electrician’s Family Receives £172,000 in CompensationThe compensation was secured for the widow from Carmarthenshire in Wales by her lawyers Thompsons Solicitors after her husband died of cancer of the lining of the lung, mesothelioma
3rd November 2008New Asbestos Victims’ Group LaunchedA support group to help those affected by asbestos related disease in the Cheshire area is being officially launched on Wednesday, November 12, 2008
3rd November 2008Thompsons' Asbestos News Winter 2008
In this issue: New regulations on mesothelioma lump sum payments, Compensation time-line: the fast track procedure explained, Recent mesothelioma cases, British Lung Foundation run, Macmillan Coffee Morning, Compensation information.
21st October 2008Widow’s search for Husband's work colleaguesChristopher Scully from Royton in Greater Manchester died in September 2007 from asbestos related lung cancer
6th October 2008Asbestos Compensation Secured for Mesothelioma VictimA former asbestos worker from Barrow-in-Furness has received £70,000 in compensation after he was diagnosed with asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma
2nd October 2008Did you used to work at Constone, based in Wigston or George Shaw, based in Birtsall?Lawyers representing the family of a former Leicester workman are appealing for his colleagues to get in touch after he died from an asbestos-related cancer
2nd October 2008Unison secures compensation for Asbestos VictimUNISON, the UK's largest public sector trade union, has won substantial personal injury compensation for the family of George Dickerson, who died after being exposed to asbestos as a child.
1st October 2008UK’s most experienced trade union law firm calls on Government to take bold steps to restore pleural plaques compensation In its response to the Ministry of Justice consultation, which ends today, Thompsons Solicitors sets out four key demands
29th September 2008Benefits for all Mesothelioma SufferersEvery person in the UK diagnosed with the fatal asbestos related disease, mesothelioma, will be entitled to claim a new state funded benefit next month regardless of how they were exposed to asbestos
17th September 2008Greater Manchester Family Obtains £205,000 in Asbestos CompensationA Greater Manchester family has obtained £205,000 in compensation after their dad was exposed to asbestos as a teenager.
4th September 2008New Support Group for those affected by MesotheliomaA Cheshire widow has announced her plans to set up a support group to help those affected by mesothelioma on the day of her husbands’ inquest.
21st August 2008Hartlepool Family given go ahead to Claim Compensation A Hartlepool asbestos victim has been given the go ahead to claim compensation for an asbestos related disease despite being advised in 2000 by a Hartlepool law firm that his claim was out of time, and without also being advised about whether he could make an application to set-aside the limitation time period
20th August 2008Family of Lytham Plumber Awarded Compensation The family of a former plumber has been awarded over £118,000 in compensation after their dad died from asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma
13th August 2008Family of former BNFL employee wins compensationThe widow of a former British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) employee has received an undisclosed six figure sum in compensation after her husband died from an asbestos related disease
6th August 2008Family Receive Substantial Compensation from Electricity CompanyThe family of a former engineer has received £228,000 in compensation after their dad died from asbestos-related disease mesothelioma.
31st July 2008Claim for Mesothelioma Compensation settled in under 10 weeksThompsons Solicitors have successfully secured compensation in under 10 weeks for a man diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma
29th July 2008Do you have any information about Porch Watt Developments Company Limited?The company’s registered office was in Shefford, Bedfordshire. Some employees of the company worked demolishing 1920s terraced houses in Paddington in London where they were exposed to asbestos that lined old boilers, fireplaces and guttering
7th July 2008Staff from Thompsons Solicitors pulled on their running shoes to help raise funds for families affected by mesotheliomaMore than 25 members of staff from Thompsons’ South Shields and Newcastle offices took part in the British Lung Foundation’s Lung Run in Jesmond Dene