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Archive for August 2018

Asbestos cancer scheme numbers show asbestos curse is far from over

asbestos scheme numbers

Updated numbers for an asbestos cancer scheme show that asbestos cancer deaths remain high. Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) The DMPS was set up in April 2014 in response to pressure from charities and lobbyists to get compensation for asbestos cancer (mesothelioma) victims. The scheme was set up to help those who could not otherwise…

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End of life Supreme Court Decision- how does this affect you if you are ill?

end of life care should be clearer

A Supreme Court decision means that legal permission is no longer needed to withdraw treatment from patients in a permanent vegetative state. Thousands affected by life changing conditions can now have food and liquids withdrawn to avoid prolonging their suffering. Here we set out what the judgment says and how it will affect victims and…

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