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Novum Law’s specialist asbestos and mesothelioma team has retained its place on the prestigious Mesothelioma UK legal panel for a further two years.
The legal panel was established in April 2020 to provide a quicker, more effective way for people diagnosed with mesothelioma and their families to get quality legal advice. It also provides help with access to civil claim payments, government compensation schemes and applying for benefits.
Novum Law is one of 8 law firms originally selected to join the panel due to its depth of experience and proven track record in helping mesothelioma patients and their families secure compensation. A further 4 law firms have now been added to the panel.
Mesothelioma UK’s important work
Sadly, around 2,700 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the UK each year – and this number is rising.
Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, which mainly affects the lining of the lungs. Symptoms usually take many years to develop and can include dry cough or wheezing, shortness of breath, chest or abdominal pains, and fever or night sweats.
Mesothelioma UK is a national charity dedicated to providing specialist information, support, and education, and improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers.
The charity promotes the development of specialist mesothelioma nursing practice and funds over 30 Clinical Nurse Specialist posts in NHS hospitals around the UK.
The specialist care provided by Mesothelioma UK nurses is not only leading the way in audit, research and clinical trials, it is also having an incredible impact on driving up standards of care across the UK.
How does Novum Law work with Mesothelioma UK?
Our specialist team of asbestos disease solicitors have worked with Mesothelioma UK for several years, advising patients and helping to share best practice and improve knowledge at study days, seminars, and conferences.
Director of Novum Law Andrew Stinchcombe, a specialist asbestos disease solicitor who heads up our Bristol asbestos and mesothelioma team, says:
“We are thrilled to continue to help and support those affected by asbestos disease as part of the Mesothelioma UK Legal Panel.
“The work of Mesothelioma UK is vital in raising awareness about this devastating disease. The access it provides to support, advice and friendship really is a lifeline for patients and their families.
“It’s an honour to continue to help mesothelioma patients get justice and secure the financial compensation they need to help them move on with their lives. Our team is looking forward to continuing to support Mesothelioma UK’s awareness and fundraising events over the next two years.”
Mesothelioma UK exists to support people with mesothelioma to live better and longer, and to prevent mesothelioma happening to future generations. The charity launched in 2004, and since then it has been advocating for improved treatment and care, championing research, and amplifying patients’ voices.
Mesothelioma UK Chief Executive, Liz Darlison says:
“Mesothelioma UK is eager to help and support patients in all matters relating to their mesothelioma diagnosis including compensation. Engaging with an experienced, specialist law firm can make a significant difference to people living with mesothelioma.”
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, Novum Law’s team of specialist asbestos disease solicitors can help on a No Win, No Fee basis. To find out more information, contact us on Freephone: 0800 884 0777, email: email@example.com or complete our online enquiry form.