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Category: Industrial Disease

The Mesothelioma Act

The Mesothelioma Act

The Government today announced the level of compensation payments to be made to victims of the asbestos related disease mesothelioma. After much debate in the commons an average figure of £123,000 is to be awarded as to each mesothelioma sufferer or their dependents and whose employer’s liability insurer cannot be traced. Claims against this new…

Widow awarded £705,000 after contracting same disease as husband

Widow awarded £705,000 after contracting same disease as husband

Monica Haxton’s husband died from mesothelioma in 2009 after several years working near asbestos in his job as an electrician. Two years later, Mrs Haxton started to suffer from acute breathlessness just as her husband had done. She too was diagnosed with mesothelioma. It became apparent that she had been exposed to asbestos by hand…