Asbestos News

Asbestos Cancer scheme – our call for change as Government letting down victims

December 6, 2017

A government asbestos cancer scheme report has shown many victims are still being denied compensation. The Department for Work & Pensions have published a review of the payments and statistics of the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) for year 2016/17. They make interesting reading. The DMPS Scheme The DMPS was introduced in April 2014 and…

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Bereavement damages – change means fairer compensation for thousands

November 29, 2017

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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Asbestos ventilation claim – the unknown toxic terror hidden above

November 17, 2017

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

November 10, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 8, 2017

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

November 6, 2017

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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Asbestos cancer victims take heart following claim win

October 31, 2017

An asbestos cancer case decision has shown the difficulties facing mesothelioma victims if they other health conditions. The High Court recently handed down its judgement on McGill v Panel systems (DB) Ltd.  In this case the main issue was over life expectancy. The case may have broader implications. Asbestos Cancer Claim Issues The late Mr…

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Asbestos Cancer & Women -Good news on the horizon?

October 20, 2017

Asbestos cancer in women is increasing not only in the UK but abroad too. We consider those affected and how an upcoming appeal in UK courts might turn the tide in their favour. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lung. it can develop when a person breathes in asbestos in life. There…

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Asbestos claims -"Sea change" in the law may make claims easier

August 30, 2017

Asbestos claims could be easier if a recent case is used by asbestos victims and their lawyers. Corries asbestos team welcome a common sense decision by a court for a claim for asbestos compensation. It is hoped this will help other asbestos victims in the future. Asbestos claims – case law Corries asbestos claim team…

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