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Family appeals for information after asbestos-related death

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Susan James, widow of Robin James, a former draughtsman who worked at two power stations in the 1970s and 80s, has issued an emotional appeal for help from his former work colleagues following his death from mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs...

Family of printer appeals to ex-colleagues after his death

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Family of printer appeals to ex-colleagues after his death from asbestos-related disease Julia White, partner of Garry Taylor, has issued an emotional appeal for help from his former work colleagues following his death from mesothelioma, a cancer of the...

Mesothelioma diagnosis as a result of washing husbands clothes

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It has been reported that the widow who is suffering from a terminal cancer believes that she contracted the disease by washing her husband’s overalls, which would be covered with asbestos. Joan Reed has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, which is a...

Asbestos missed in demolition project

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It has been reported that the demolition of Abertillery Leisure Centre will cost an extra one million pounds and has been delayed by 18 months after asbestos was found. A survey apparently located brown asbestos, which had previously been missed. Blaenau...

Mesothelioma death in Moreton-In-Marsh unexplained

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It has been reported that there is mystery surrounding the death of an 85 year old retired painter and decorator. He died from mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs which is caused by exposure to asbestos dust. However, Thomas Williams,...

Following exposure, why do some get mesothelioma and others don't?

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The reason why some people exposed to asbestos develop malignant mesothelioma, and others do not is something that has been studied for many years. It is known that a mutation in the BAP 1 gene can predispose some people to certain types of cancer,...

Plymouth-based law firm backs 'Action for Mesothelioma Day'

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Tribute planned for asbestos disease victims as Plymouth-based law firm backs ‘Action for Mesothelioma Day' Specialist Plymouth-based personal injury law firm Novum Law , which helps people affected by asbestos, is supporting ‘Action for...

Armed Forces Veterans at risk of developing Mesothelioma

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It has been reported that Veterans of the Armed Forces are at a higher risk of developing Mesothelioma, because they have been exposed to asbestos during their military career. In the USA, Veterans are responsible for around one-third of Mesothelioma...

Mesothelioma Risk is High Among Shipyard Workers

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It has been reported that a new analysis of shipyard workers in Baltimore in the 1950’s and 1960’s suggests that exposure to a range of toxic substances has raised their risk for lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma, and early death. ...

33 year old diagnosed with mesothelioma

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It is reported that a single mother is suffering from the asbestos related disease of mesothelioma . Kirsty List, who is 33 years old, has stated that the cause of her illness is a mystery. Kirsty has a 5 year old daughter, Aimee . Kirsty was...

Church in Lincolnshire to be closed until Feb due to asbestos

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It has been reported that St James’ Church in Louth, Lincolnshire is expected to be closed until early February following a discovery of asbestos lagging on underground piping. The asbestos was discovered during an investigation into the heating...

Mesothelioma report shows improval in survival rate

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It has been reported that the second Mesothelioma Report, launched by RSP London, shows an improvement in the number of people surviving for more then one year who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. The report is funded by Mesothelioma UK and uses data...

Asbestos Claims Reach 10 Million Pounds for English Schools

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It has been reported that Councils in England have paid out at least 10 million pounds in compensation to people who have developed asbestos related illness due to the presence of asbestos in school buildings. In the past 10 years, 32 councils have settled...

Death of carpenter caused due to industrial disease

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It has been reported that an Inquest has heard that a retired carpenter who worked with asbestos many decades ago developed an incurable cancer. A Hearing at Taunton Coroner Court heard statements made by Kenneth Stennard, before he died at the age of 80 in...

Risk of contracting mesothelioma remains high

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It has been reported that a published study has stated that the risk of contracting malignant peritoneal mesothelioma remains high, even after decades have passed since the asbestos exposure has ended. The latest study concentrated on peritoneal...

Ex Ellison Circlips ex-employee issues plea to colleagues

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A man suffering from the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma, has reportedly issued a plea to his former work colleagues. David Greenwood worked for 44 years with Ellison Circlips Limited at their sites in Keighley, Harden, and Bingley. It is reported...

What is mesothelioma and how does it develop?

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Mesothelioma is a specific type of cancer that normally affects the lining of the lungs. It is uniquely linked to exposure to asbestos and typically takes between 15-40 years after the exposure to asbestos has occurred before these symptoms develop. ...

How to make a compensation claim for mesothelioma

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A diagnosis of mesothelioma can be a great shock to an asbestos sufferer and their family. A claim for compensation will not be able to restore a persons health, however it can at least provide some financial security for the future. A person who is...

Mesothelioma can cause financial stress

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It has been reported that those families who are suddenly affected by mesothelioma may also suffer increased financial stress. The financial strain of suffering from a serious cancer diagnosis can cause additional stress which can affect the patient’s...

How genetics affect mesothelioma

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It has been reported that generic factors can play a part in determining who develops the asbestos related disease of mesothelioma. Although large numbers of people may have been exposed to asbestos in different ways, not all of these people will go on...

National Mesothelioma Day

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National Mesothelioma Day was marked at Saltram House, Plymouth on 1st July. This annual event is attended throughout the UK in order to remember those who have suffered from the terminal asbestos related condition of mesothelioma, and...

Supporting lung cancer nurses

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Specialist lung cancer nurses have a vitally important role to play helping to treat and support people who have been diagnosed with the disease. For patients and their families, their contribution is absolutely vital. Whether it’s offering expert...

Amatuximab results - encouraging news for mesothelioma patients

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It has been reported that Amatuximab could be used to make chemotherapy more effective for those people who are suffering from malignant mesothelioma. Researchers are currently studying Amatuximab as part of an International trial, and the recently...

SNP have said that Forces Veterans get a raw deal

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It has been reported that the SNP have said that Forces Veterans diagnosed with an asbestos related illness get a raw deal in compensation packages. Kirsten Oswald, SNP MP for East Renfrewshire has written to the Prime Minister, calling from an equal deal...

Wife searching for answers after her husbands death

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A women in Widnes is reportedly searching for answers after her husband died from mesothelioma, which is an incurable asbestos related cancer. Frank Holland, 72, was working as an HGV driver when he was diagnosed with the disease. He died 2 months later. ...

Victims of abestos exposure in South Devon

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It has been reported that three people living in South Devon have died from asbestos related disease. Richard Alan Bridge or Torquay was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer, in August 2015. It is understood that he worked as a car...

JUSTICE IS FINALLY ARRIVING FOR THE ARMED FORCES

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The Government has announced that those who served in the Armed Forces will become eligible for a lump sum payment if they contract mesothelioma as a result of this employment. Until now, Armed Forces personnel have been unable to claim compensation if...

Shipyard worker dies from asbestos exposure

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It has been reported that a man who worked in Barrow shipyard from 40 years, Victor John Coverdale, died from asbestos related mesothelioma. Before he died, Mr Coverdale described how the asbestos would be everywhere in the shipyard, and he did not know it...

Former police officer dies from asbestos related cancer

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It has been reported that a former anti-terror Police officer who was on the scene of the Brighton bombing in 1984, has died from asbestos related cancer. This has apparently been caused by inhaling asbestos when he sifted through the wreckage at the bomb...

Asbestos related deaths in Wales are on the rise

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Figures released by the Office of National Statistics has stated that the number of people dying in Torfaen from asbestos related lung cancer is the second worst in Wales, it has been reported. Mesothelioma is a cancerous tumour of the lining of the lung,...

10,526 people in England and Wales die from mesothelioma

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The latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics has shown that 10,526 people in England and Wales died from the asbestos related lung cancer mesothelioma since 2010. 2352 of these deaths occurred in 2014, it has been reported. The average...

Asbestos found in Nicola Sturgeons house

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It has been reported that Nicola Sturgeon's official Bute House Residence will be shut down after the discovery of small amounts of asbestos. The asbestos was discovered during work to replace the 40 year old lift at the House in Charlotte Square,...

Asbestos found in childrens crayons

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It has been reported that children’s Crayons and some toys have been found to contain asbestos. The crayons affected include Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce and those...

Novum Law attends Saltram House In Plymouth for Mesothelioma Day

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Specialist asbestos disease lawyers from Novum Law have taken part in a number of events across the country to mark Action Mesothelioma Day on 3 rd July. This is an annual event when asbestos support groups together with sufferers and their families hold...

Asbestos 'rained' on dockyard worker like 'snow'.

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In words of Gerald Lydiate were read out at Blackburn Coroners Court, after he died from cancer caused by asbestos dust. Mr Lydiate died in Royal Blackburn Hospital on 18 April 2015. In his Statement, Mr Lydiate reportedly spoke of raw asbestos raining down...

Asbestos caused delays in City of Bath

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It has been reported that the discovery of asbestos has caused delays to Bath’s £14million pound Casino scheme. A Hotel, Casino and two restaurants are being constructed on the 0.7 acre site. It is reported that work was due to start on the...

Former Croydon Corporation Employee who died of mesothelioma

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Widow of Former Croydon Corporation Employee who died of mesothelioma asks colleagues to come forward to help Maureen Ware, the widow of a former Croydon Corporation painter and decorator who died from asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma, is...

Council fined after staff and contractors exposed to asbestos

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It has been reported that Waltham Forest Borough Council has been fined after members of staff and contractors were exposed to asbestos, which the Council knew was present in the Town Hall basement. The asbestos material was identified in a survey by the...

Chichester man passes away- another victim to asbestos

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It has been reported that a heating engineer has died as a result of coming into contact with asbestos 30 years ago. Peter Edwards, 57, died on February 19 2015 at St. Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester. Mr Edwards was reportedly told that he had...

Hereford man dies from meothelioma

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It has been reported that a man from Hereford died from the asbestos related disease mesothelioma, because of exposure to asbestos that he suffered during this time in the Navy. Raymond Farr died on Christmas Day 2014 at St. Michael’s Hospice. An...

Asbestos found in one of the country's leading primary schools

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It has been reported that the country’s best state primary school is in a row with parents over plans to excavate lead and asbestos during a major refurbishment, while the children are still on the premises. Parents of the pupils at Fox Primary School...

Navy man exposed to deadly asbestos

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It has been reported that a Navy man from Hampshire was exposed to asbestos on warships, and died from the asbestos related disease mesothelioma. David Barclay, 74, of Stubbington, contracted the deadly disease after working on vessels including HMS...

Winchester man dies from mesothelioma

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It has been reported that a man from Winchester died from mesothelioma. Philip Hall, died on June 13 while he was waiting for admission to a Hospice. It is believed that the 94 year old retired chemist was exposed to asbestos when he worked at munitions...

Supreme Court rules against Welsh Asbestos Law

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The Supreme Court has struck down a law passed by the Welsh Assembly, which would have made insurance companies pay NHS Wales for treating workers who have been exposed to asbestos. It is reported that the legislation gained the backing of the Welsh...

Making Plans for the Future

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A diagnosis of an asbestos related illness can be worrying and upsetting. It is normal to feel overwhelmed by this, but it is important that you do plan ahead and that options for the future are considered. Sadly, for some asbestos diseases, you will need...

Stuart Pearce admits he may have been exposed to asbestos.

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It has been reported that Stuart Pearce has stated that he may have breathed in deadly asbestos dust, when he worked part time as an electrician during his early football days. Stuart Pearce worked for several years in the trade in the early 1980’s,...

Devon companies fined

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It has been reported that two companies in Devon have been fined, after workers were exposed to potentially dangerous asbestos. The health and safety executive (HSE) has allegedly stated that Pilkington Plumbing and Heating Limited performed work on a house...

Have you been affected by asbestos?

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If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos illness, you will know, only too well, the changes it can bring We talk to Andrew Stinchcombe, Partner at Novum Law about his work in the Plymouth area and the firms continued expansion. Q:...

Many years of asbestos exposure has lead to a mans death

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It has been reported that a man from Swanwick died after years of being exposed to asbestos. George Brough died as a result of allegedly being exposed to significant levels of asbestos throughout his career at Southampton Docks. The former Electrician...

School fire leads to death of mother 30 years later

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Exposure to asbestos after a fire at her school led to the death of a mother from Harpenden some 30 years later, it has been reported. Louise Lambert remembered walking through clouds of dust in a passageway at the school, while remedial work was allegedly...

Government to review how mesothelioma claims are funded

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The Government will review how mesothelioma claims are funded, after losing a judicial review, the Ministry of Justice has reportedly said. The Ministry of Justice however has still not confirmed the format or timing of the review. The Ministry of Justice,...

Millions of pounds available for asbestos disease sufferers

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It has been reported that many people who are suffering from Diffuse Mesothelioma and who are entitled to claim a pay out from insurers have not done so, because they do not know about the existence of the Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme. The new Scheme opened...

Better imaging Techniques are required for mesothelioma

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Swiss Cancer researchers investigating mesothelioma have stated that there is room for improvement when using PET/CT imaging, it has been reported. The Swiss team studied 62 cases of pleural mesothelioma patients who were undergoing chemotherapy prior to a...

Scottish asbestos campaigners react angrily to Court changes

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Asbestos campaigners in Scotland have reacted angrily to Court changes, because they feel that this will downgrade their compensation claims, it has been reported. The Court Reform Bill, moves personal injury claims from the highest Court in Scotland, the...

Glastonbury asbestos bomb defused

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Firefighters have cleaned up at the scene of a fire at the base of Glastonbury Tor, which involved a gas cylinder and a great deal of asbestos, it has been reported. Fire crews from Glastonbury Fire Station, Bridgwater and other specialists kept a...

Tyneside traders exposed to deadly asbestos

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It has been reported that a former electrician suffering from asbestos related mesothelioma has urged people to be cautious of asbestos, as figures show that tradesmen in Tyneside could come into contact with deadly asbestos more than 100 times per...

Watchdog reports on failed asbestos tests.

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The internal Watchdog of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US criticised it for mismanaging tests on methods for demolishing buildings with asbestos, it has been reported. Between 1999 and 2011 the EPA conducted research on alternatives for...

War veteran fears asbestos poisoning

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A war veteran has fears that he may suffer from asbestos poisoning, after a Housing Association did not repair a ceiling that was damaged in his home, it has been reported. David Ford of the Eastfields Estate in Mitcham, has suffered from a leaking roof...

Pensioner fights to have asbestos removed from her home

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A pensioner with a chronic lung condition has been trying to have asbestos tiles removed from her home for the last 9 months, it has been reported. Annette Attmere, 63, has asked her landlord, Devon and Cornwall Housing, to remove the broken tiles...