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Asbestos Disease News July to December 2010

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.


1st November 2010

Unite to take asbestos victims’ fight to Supreme Court

Unite the Union has today confirmed it will go to the Supreme Court to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling that threatens to deprive thousands of asbestos cancer victims and their families of their rightful compensation


8th October 2010

Asbestos victims face compensation uncertainty

A Court of Appeal decision today leaves dying people and their families unsure whether they will be entitled to compensation after insurance companies were partly successful in a test case about who picks up the bill in claims for the fatal asbestos illness, mesothelioma


28th September 2010

Cancer victim calls on former workmates to come forward over asbestos exposure at Inland Revenue

A former civil servant is considering taking legal action against Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, formerly Inland Revenue, after she developed the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma.


24th September 2010

Leicester City Council compensates asbestos victim’s widow

Leicester City Council has agreed to pay substantial compensation to the widow of a former employee who died as a result of his exposure to asbestos while working for the Council.


20th September 2010

Pleural Plaques Compensation Scheme

A support group for victims of asbestos and their families in the North East is urging people not to become victims of law firms trying to take a cut of their compensation.


10th September 2010

‘He was my life’, says Widow whose Husband died from Asbestos Cancer

A Bedford widow, who described her husband as her soul mate, received £300,000 compensation after he died, aged 67, in May 2009 from mesothelioma – an incurable cancer caused by asbestos.


6th September 2010

Widow of asbestos victim receives six figure compensation

The widow of a Swindon man, Mr J, who died, aged only 65, from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma has received six figure compensation from his former employer.


18th August 2010

Working at Baltic Flour Mill killed our dad, say devastated daughters

The daughters of a man who died from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to the deadly dust when he worked at Rank Hovis say they cannot look at the old Baltic Flour Mill – now the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art – without thinking of how working there killed their father.


17th August 2010

Widow receives compensation for husband’s asbestos death

The widow of a Somerset man who died, aged only 68, from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma, after being exposed to the deadly dust when he worked for the Central Electrical Generating Board at the former Portishead power stations, has received substantial six figure compensation


30th July 2010

Army Cadet Major compensated by Erewash Council for asbestos disease

A former Major in the Derbyshire Army Cadet Force has received substantial compensation after developing the incurable asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma through his employment with Erewash Borough Council


13th July 2010

Prefab demolition led to fatal asbestos cancer

A man who developed the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to the deadly dust while demolishing prefabricated houses has received compensation from his former employer only weeks before his death from the disease.


8th July 2010

Mesothelioma sufferer’s search for information on exposure

A cancer sufferer is calling for his former workmates to come forward with information about his exposure to asbestos after he was diagnosed with a fatal lung disease mesothelioma.


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