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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 2008

Welder receives compensation for pleural thickening

Thompsons 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 2008

Nephew’s search for uncle’s asbestos exposure

The family of a Leeds man is searching for information about his exposure to asbestos after he died from mesothelioma.

22nd December 2008

Mesothelioma victim’s search for asbestos exposure

A cancer sufferer’s family is searching for information about her exposure to asbestos after she was diagnosed with mesothelioma.

19th December 2008

Self employed joiner’s family receive compensation for asbestos death

Pat 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 2008

Royal Shakespeare Company employee develops asbestos related disease

Alan 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 2008

Bookstore owner receives compensation for asbestos exposure

Derrick Broadhurst, 81, from Irlam in Manchester was diagnosed with the asbestos related disease in February 2008

8th December 2008

Joiner with Pleural Plaques Develops Mesothelioma

A joiner who was exposed to asbestos as an apprentice and was diagnosed with pleural plaques has developed the deadly lung cancer mesothelioma

3rd December 2008

Family’s Search for Dad’s Former Work Colleagues

The family of an engineer who died of the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma wishes to contact his former work colleagues

2nd December 2008

McAlpines’ Former Employee Compensated for Pleural Thickening

A pensioner who worked with asbestos for five months has received £10,000 in compensation after he was diagnosed with a lung disease.

1st December 2008

Thompsons Solicitors Win Compensation for Swindon Rail Employee

Tony 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 2008

Cancer sufferer receives compensation after exposure to asbestos

A granddad is warning about the dangers of asbestos after he was diagnosed with fatal cancer mesothelioma

21st November 2008

Unite defends the right to Mesothelioma Compensation

In 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 2008

UNISON secures Compensation for Mesothelioma Widow

Mrs Y who wishes to remain anonymous has received £276,000 in damages following her husband’s exposure to asbestos in the workplace.

18th November 2008

GMB Member Receives £140,000 in Compensation

A GMB member diagnosed with the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma has received £140,000 in compensation with help from the union’s solicitors.

12th November 2008

Engineer’s Search for Former Work Colleagues

A man suffering from cancer after being exposed to asbestos is searching for his former work colleagues to help him claim compensation

7th November 2008

Family’s Search for Dinner Lady’s Former Colleagues

Betty 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 2008

Former Electrician’s Family Receives £172,000 in Compensation

The 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 2008

New Asbestos Victims’ Group Launched

A 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 2008

Thompsons' 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 2008

Widow’s search for Husband's work colleagues

Christopher Scully from Royton in Greater Manchester died in September 2007 from asbestos related lung cancer

6th October 2008

Asbestos Compensation Secured for Mesothelioma Victim

A former asbestos worker from Barrow-in-Furness has received £70,000 in compensation after he was diagnosed with asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma

2nd October 2008

Did 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 2008

Unison secures compensation for Asbestos Victim

UNISON, 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 2008

UK’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 2008

Benefits for all Mesothelioma Sufferers

Every 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 2008

Greater Manchester Family Obtains £205,000 in Asbestos Compensation

A Greater Manchester family has obtained £205,000 in compensation after their dad was exposed to asbestos as a teenager.

4th September 2008

New Support Group for those affected by Mesothelioma

A 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.
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21st August 2008

Hartlepool 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 2008

Family 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 2008

Family of former BNFL employee wins compensation

The 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 2008

Family Receive Substantial Compensation from Electricity Company

The family of a former engineer has received £228,000 in compensation after their dad died from asbestos-related disease mesothelioma.

31st July 2008

Claim for Mesothelioma Compensation settled in under 10 weeks

Thompsons Solicitors have successfully secured compensation in under 10 weeks for a man diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma

29th July 2008

Do 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 2008

Staff from Thompsons Solicitors pulled on their running shoes to help raise funds for families affected by mesothelioma

More 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

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