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Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive form of cancer linked to previous exposure to asbestos, it is almost always fatal. It has an extremely long latency period, sometimes take 40 years to develop in sufferers. Mesothelioma mostly affects the lining of the lungs, and can be easily misdiagnosed as a simple cold, as the symptoms are quite generic at first. Most Asbestos exposure can be linked to previous employment, and therefore employers are liable. If you or a loved one has developed Mesothelioma, and you suspect an organisation is at fault, you may be entitled to compensation.


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New Mesothelioma Funding for North East

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesothelioma

Government funding has paved the way for a new mesothelioma cancer research centre in the North East of England. Rates of mesothelioma are particularly high in the North East due to the region’s historic links to industry. Asbestos was routinely used as an insulating material in industries such as ship building, car manufacturing and construction. When asbestos is disturbed, the microscopic fibres can be breathed into the lungs and can lead to the development of mesothelioma many years later. The news of the £5million research centre was welcomed by Chris…

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Mesothelioma Handbook Launched on 20th Anniversary of Landmark Case

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureMesotheliomaPublic Place Accidents

A handbook to help sufferers of mesothelioma has been launched on the 20th anniversary of June Hancock’s landmark case. Ms Hancock was the first non-worker to successfully win a compensation claim for asbestos exposure that resulted in mesothelioma. Ms Hancock had been exposed to the deadly substance as a child living near to the JW Roberts asbestos factory in Leeds. She succeeded in securing a five-figure compensation payout a year before her death in 1997. Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a highly aggressive form of lung cancer that is caused by breathing…

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Making a Claim for Asbestos Related Death

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureEmployer NegligenceIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesothelioma

Before being banned in 1999, asbestos was routinely used in many industries. It was a standard insulating material and was used in manufacturing, electronics and boiler making. For this reason, the workers who are most at risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease include construction workers, electricians, builders and those who worked in the shipbuilding industries. Due to the industrial connection, the vast majority of asbestos disease sufferers are male. When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed through demolition, chipping or sawing, tiny fibres of asbestos will move into the air…

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Teacher’s Family Claim Compensation for Asbestos Death

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureEmployer NegligenceMesotheliomaSchool Accidents

The family of a teacher who was exposed to asbestos at work have successfully made a compensation claim against her former employer. Elizabeth Belt died of mesothelioma aged 68. This is a deadly form of cancer that is directly connected to breathing in asbestos fibres. Asbestos was routinely used as an insulating material in homes and schools before it was banned in 1999. The substance poses no threat while it lies dormant. However, when the material is disturbed the air can fill with the harmful dust. If breathed in, these…

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Plea to help workers affected by asbestos

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesothelioma

When figures revealed that 85 people in the Doncaster area had died from asbestos-related cancer over a four-year period, campaigners demanded that more support should be offered to those affected. The figures showed that 85 people, who had worked primarily in the industrial sector, had died from mesothelioma between 2010 and 2014. 6.2 deaths per 100,000 people were caused by mesothelioma in Doncaster, furnishing it with the 43rd highest mortality rate in England and Wales. The average rate for England and Wales is 4.4 deaths per 100,000 people. “legacy of…

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Mesothelioma suffer fights to prove asbestos exposure

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesotheliomaWorkplace Injuries

67-year-old Brian Coffey, diagnosed with mesothelioma in April, has turned to his former colleagues to help him prove his exposure to deadly asbestos at work. The cancer sufferer from Walkergate in Newcastle believes that his cancer was caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres during his time at work at Morley Coachworks (between 1985 and 1986) and the Prescription Pricing Authority (between 1987 and 1994). Mr Coffey said that many of his colleagues at Morley Coachworks worked on clutch and brake linings, which were made from asbestos, and he often…

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Widow receives £700,000 in asbestos compensation

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureEmployer NegligenceIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesothelioma

A widow who contracted the same cancer as her husband had, has received £700,000 in asbestos compensation following years of washing his asbestos-covered clothing.  66-year-old Monica Haxton cared for her husband Ronald as he suffered with mesothelioma.  Ronald had spent years working as an electrician for Philips Electronics UK Ltd in Guildford before eventually dying of the incurable lung cancer associated with asbestos. Mrs Haxton, a mother of four and a grandmother of eight, cared for her husband during his final years, and two years before his death in 2009,…

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Asbestos and Mesothelioma Compensation Claims

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an industrial disease; a form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a material that was popularly used in the building trade before its dangers, like developing cancer from exposure, were discovered. Many of the employees who worked in such an environment where asbestos was used did not realise straightaway that they have contracted mesothelioma as the symptoms can take time to appear and if you worked in an environment where asbestos was used, you may wish to get a medical check up. At the time,…

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