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Action Mesothelioma Day 2018

Andrew James

Posted by Andrew James | Senior Associate
On 29th June 2018

Action Mesothelioma Day is on 6th July- it’s a chance to remember the many people who died of this disease in the UK and also to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos.

Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer that usually develops in the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) but can also affect the lining of the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma) and the lining of the heart (pericardial mesothelioma). It is caused by exposure to asbestos.

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Paying for Non-NHS funded treatment through civil compensation claims – hope for victims of mesothelioma

Isobel Lovett

Posted by Isobel Lovett | Partner
On 26th June 2018

Important progress has recently been made in the field of medical research into the mechanism of development of mesothelioma and how it can be effectively be treated.

Advancing medical treatments for people suffering from Mesothelioma

Whereas in the past, the prognosis was generally poor for patients receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma, the landscape is changing due to increased understanding of how the body reacts to the invasion of asbestos fibres and the availability of new drugs and therapies.

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Asbestos exposure outside the UK- the problems continue

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On 11th June 2018

In the UK we can be grateful that exposure to asbestos for the ordinary person is rare. Though its dangers were obscured for generations, its eventual total ban in 1999 meant that workers and British citizens were finally afforded the protection they needed. Unfortunately, the same lies that the asbestos industry asked us to swallow in the 60s and 70s are still being repeated in other parts in the world. Amongst others, Russia and Kazakhstan still mine asbestos and countries like India still import millions of tons of it every year. Those that suffer most are rarely those that own the mines or make vast profits from cheap building materials.

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