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Archive for November 2017

Bereavement damages – change means fairer compensation for thousands

Bereavement awards following the death of an unmarried partner will be made in the future following a Court of Appeal decision recently. A change in the law will affect thousands each year. Bereavement Award-The Case Miss Jakki Smith, an NHS worker took the government to court for breaching her human rights as she was denied…

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Call for ban on Mesh Implant supported by Corries

A ban on vaginal mesh impant operations in the UK may happen soon and could have a huge impact. This massive change may affect thousands. NICE – Vaginal Mesh Ban The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) have drafted new guidelines. Most noteworthy is the recommendation that vaginal mesh should be banned from treating organ prolapse…

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Loose Women tackle sex injuries issue

ITV’s “Loose Women” have tackled the issue of sex injuries recently. The panel got to grips with this thorny and delicate issue with their usual aplomb. Janet Street-Porter and Coleen Nolan discussed their own sex related injuries in water bed, bathrooms and carpet related incidents. Cut and paste the link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc4cNPef-NQ Whilst the video segment…

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Smear tests – ten minutes to save your life

Smear tests for younger women have shown a marked drop in recent years so barely half are taking this vital test. The Jade Goody effect It was 8 years ago, back in 2009, when reality TV star Jade Goody was diagnosed with and then died from cervical cancer.  She was just 27 years old and…

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Asbestos ventilation claim – the unknown toxic terror hidden above

An asbestos ventilation claim win for a former heating,ventilation and air conditioning worker has shown how widespread asbestos remains in buildings and work places throughout the UK. Our asbestos claim team have won significant damages for a retired worker with asbestos pleural thickening. Asbestos ventilation case facts Our client Mr S, is 76 years old. …

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Asbestos Pleural Thickening – deadly disease claim win

Asbestos pleural thickening cases are on the rise. In a recent trial the court found that pleural thickening was the cause of an asbestos victims death. The asbestos claim In the case of Stacey (Executrix of the Estate of the Late Robert Perry ) v Triplex Safety Glass Company (2017) the Royal Courts of Justice…

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Asbestos cancer treatment – winning your claim and paying for therapy

Asbestos cancer treatment has undergone great change over the years. Great strides in the way that asbestos cancers are investigated, confirmed and then treated have been made. Advances in therapy have meant better tailoring and management of dose of both chemo and radiotherapy. This means that the effects of mesothelioma are better managed for many…

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Library Asbestos death – even small doses of asbestos can be deadly

An asbestos death of a 93-year-old “keeper of the books” has given a stark warning of the dangers of asbestos exposure. The Asbestos case Dr Dennis Shaw worked at the Oxford Bodleian library when major refurbishment and underground building work was taking place in the early 1970’s.  During this work he was exposed to asbestos…

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Asbestos death figures paint a grim picture

Asbestos deaths continues to create a sad legacy in a new report. Figures released by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) confirm that in 2015 there were 12,000 lung disease deaths linked to past exposures to dust at work. Asbestos – The Numbers The headline parts of the report included:- 1. There were 2,542 asbestos…

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