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Former Engineer suffering with asbestos related cancer is compensated

Man diagnosed with asbestos related cancer secures legal settlement A man from Yorkshire has secured a legal settlement against his former employers after he was diagnosed with an asbestos related cancer. Mr James Casey, aged 63, of Halifax in West Yorkshire worked as a gas engineer for North Eastern Gas Board between 1969 and 1980. After […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 22, 2018

Compensation paid to family of man who died from asbestos

Asbestos Compensation paid to family of man who died from asbestos Topic: Asbestos Exposure The family of a man who died from an asbestos-related cancer have been awarded a large sum of money in compensation. 76 year old Anthony Justice died in July 2015 after suffering with mesothelioma cancer. Following his death, his daughter, Debbie […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 10, 2017

Inquest hears how woman died months after asbestos cancer diagnosis

Inquest hears how woman died months after asbestos cancer diagnosis An inquest in Devon heard how Julie Elizabeth Lawless, aged 59, died within only a few months of being diagnosed with the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. Mrs Lawless from Torbay in Devon was diagnosed with mesothelioma in September 2015. She died just a few months later […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 22, 2016

Renewed call to remove asbestos from schools

Renewed call to remove asbestos from schools Trade unions are calling for the Government to prioritise the removal of asbestos from all schools and colleges.   The call from the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) follows the death of a former teacher from the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma.  Sue Stephens was a primary school teacher […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 12, 2016

Asbestos related sufferers exempt from ‘no-win, no-fee’ changes

It has been announced by the Justice Minister that sufferers of asbestos-related cancer will initially be exempt from Government changes to “no-win, no-fee” rules. The changes to no-win, no-fee in England and Wales– which are to be contained in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill – will prevent lawyers claiming “success fees” from […]

Read the full article | Published May 14, 2012
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