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Asbestos Disease News July to December 2009
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.
22nd December 2009Widow’s search for husband’s former colleaguesThe widow of a Kent man who believes he was exposed to asbestos while working at a cable firm is calling for his former work colleagues to come forward.
16th December 2009Widow receives £100,000 compensation for husband’s deathThe widow of a steel worker has received £100,000 compensation after he died from mesothelioma.
14th December 2009Young mother’s family searches for asbestos witnessesThe family of a young mother who died from asbestos related disease mesothelioma is searching for more information about where she was exposed to the deadly dust.
9th December 2009Widow receives £107,000 for husband’s deathThe widow of an engineer has received £107,000 compensation after he died from mesothelioma.
8th December 2009Tate & Lyle compensate worker with asbestos diseaseA sugar factory worker has received £12,000 in provisional settlement of a compensation claim for asbestos related disease.
4th December 2009Family receives compensation for plumber’s death from mesotheliomaThe father of one from Barrow in Furness died just 17 days after being admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties. Following his death a post mortem revealed he suffered from mesothelioma, the cancer of the lining of the lungs.
25th November 2009Asbestos sufferers and families invited to support groupThe Dave Willcocks Asbestos Victims Support Group based in Crewe is inviting those who suffer from asbestos related disease and their families across Stoke, Staffordshire and South Cheshire area to attend the meeting at the Macmillan Centre in Leighton Hospital, Crewe.
17th November 2009Mesothelioma sufferer receives £115,000 compensationKenneth Abrey, 71, from Hampton in Middlesex was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a fatal cancer of the lung lining, in January 2007.
13th November 2009Family receives compensation for asbestos disease from T&N TrustThe family of a grandmother who died from an asbestos related disease has received compensation from a Trust fund set up by her former employers
2nd November 2009Mesothelioma sufferer receives £160,000 in compensationA joiner who was exposed to asbestos while working in the building trade has received £160,000 compensation after being diagnosed with cancer.
2nd November 2009Thompsons' Asbestos News Winter 2009
In this issue: Law change ensures asbestos victims' claims honoured, Casual work in Australia leads to asbestos exposure, Recent mesothelioma cases, Asbestos Support West Midlands Fundraising and Compensation information
20th October 2009Search for cigarette worker’s colleaguesThe family of a Tyneside man who believe he was exposed to asbestos while working at a cigarette factory in Newcastle are calling for his former work colleagues to come forward.
13th October 2009Widower receives £100,000 for wife’s death from asbestosA Leeds widower has received £100,000 in compensation after his wife died from an asbestos related disease.
8th October 2009School cleaner’s family compensated for asbestos related diseaseThe family of a school cleaner who died from an asbestos related cancer has received £110,000 in compensation
5th October 2009Delivery driver’s successful asbestosis claimA former delivery driver has received £17,500 in compensation after he was diagnosed with asbestosis.
30th September 2009T&N pensioner receives compensationA Bolton pensioner is among the first to receive compensation from the Turner & Newall (T&N) asbestos Trust following a change in the law to help asbestos victims
22nd September 2009Asbestos victim’s fight for justiceA North East asbestos victim has backed the trade unions in their campaign for the right to compensation for thousands of pleural plaques sufferers.
18th September 2009Lung cancer widow tells of plaques fearThe widow of a Unite member who was diagnosed with pleural plaques and went on to develop asbestos related lung cancer has received £200,000 in compensation from her husband’s former employers.
10th September 2009Compensation secured for asbestosis suffererThompsons Solicitors has been successful in obtaining compensation for a client with asbestos related disease despite many of his former employers no longer trading and their insurers being untraced
3rd September 2009Mesothelioma compensation allows sufferer to pursue alternative treatmentsThompsons Solicitors has been successful in finalising a compensation claim for a mesothelioma sufferer in just five months.
27th August 2009Confectioner’s search for witnessesThe family of a confectioner have renewed their appeal for information from her former work colleagues after she died from an asbestos-related disease.
24th August 2009Family’s search for information on Tower BreweryThe family of a former brewery worker who died after being diagnosed with an asbestos related disease has renewed its call for help from his former colleagues.
21st August 2009Mesothelioma caused by exposure to father’s work overallsA widower whose wife died from an asbestos related cancer from contact with dust on her father’s overalls has received a substantial sum in compensation
20th August 2009Family’s search for boiler fitter’s former workmatesJohn Albrow, 78, from Milton Keynes, died from mesothelioma, an asbestos related lung cancer, in January 2009.
6th August 2009Mesothelioma sufferer warns of dangers of asbestosA plasterer who has just months to live has received a substantial sum in compensation just ten months after he developed asbestos related cancer.
31st July 2009Widower compensated for double tragedyA widower who saw his wife die from the asbestos cancer, mesothelioma, has received compensation from his former employers after he was also diagnosed with an asbestos related disease
30th July 2009Nuclear worker compensated for mesotheliomaA former nuclear power plant worker who has been told he has just months to live has received £177,000 in compensation after he was diagnosed with an asbestos related disease.
29th July 2009Unison backs warning by family of asbestos death joinerThe family of a joiner, who died from mesothelioma before he could benefit from his compensation, have warned employers that the deaths will continue unless workers are made aware of and protected against the risks.
22nd July 2009Retired policeman’s widow receives compensation for asbestos deathThe widow of a former policeman has received a substantial sum in compensation after he died from an asbestos related disease.
21st July 2009Cautious welcome for asbestos claims announcementGovernment plans to examine the process for tracking and tracing the former employers and insurers of the victims of asbestos-related disease are welcome if they lead to the setting up of an Employer’s Liability Insurance Bureau (ELIB)
20th July 2009£175,000 for plumber with terminal asbestos diseaseA hospital plumber, who has been told he has only months to live after developing mesothelioma, has received £175,000 in compensation, with the help of UNISON.
17th July 2009Bid to trace co-workers of tragic victim of asbestosThe son of a cancer victim is urging his former work colleagues to come forward with information about his exposure to asbestos.
14th July 2009Compensation for bricklayer's widowThe widow of a bricklayer who sadly died from an asbestos related disease has received £135,000 in compensation.
7th July 2009Asbestos danger in river and canal boatsThompsons Solicitors is highlighting the hidden danger of asbestos for the thousands of people who live in boats across the UK.
6th July 2009Tailor’s family receives compensationThe family of a former tailor has received more than £162,000 in compensation after he died from industrial disease mesothelioma.
1st July 2009Electrician’s widow receives £290,000 damagesThe widow of an electrician has received £290,000 compensation after her husband died from asbestos related cancer mesothelioma.