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Mesothelioma UK: Its history and its future.

23 Jul 2018, 10:03 a.m.

Mairead Dixon Mesothelioma UK

The theme of June's Living Well with Mesothelioma meeting in Manchester was Mesothelioma UK. Mairead Dixon, a Mesothelioma UK nurse based at Wythenshawe Hospital talked us through the history and future of the charity.

Mesothelioma UK is a National charity which relies solely on donations to fund its work. It ...

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MESothelioma Support Yorkshire - John Pickering & Partners Charity Donation Funds 2018 Meetings

5 Jun 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Mesothelioma Support Yorkshire Logo

The John Pickering and Partners Charitable Trust are proud their donation to Mesothelioma Support Yorkshire (MESSY) will fund the support group to hold monthly meetings throughout 2018.

MESSY is an information and support group for those affected by mesothelioma living in west and north Yorkshire. MESSY not only provides information ...

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Mesothelioma Death - Coventry Family Appeal For Council Colleagues Help

31 May 2018, 10:28 a.m.

We act for the family of Mr A who sadly died from mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung associated with asbestos exposure.

Mr A was employed by Coventry Corporation which later became Coventry City Council in the 1960s and then again between the 1970s and 1990s. From ...

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Why Prison Sentences are Needed for Defendants who Fly Tip Asbestos

25 May 2018, 11:51 a.m.

Asbestos Flytipping

Barely a week seems to go by without reading about asbestos being illegally dumped and the Defendant being given a paltry sentence.

These cases are generally picked up by the local media but ignored by the National media.

In a case in Cheshire last week the Defendant was found ...

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Birmingham Mesothelioma claim settled in four months for a six figure sum.

22 May 2018, 4:50 p.m.

 

Asbestos pipe lagging

We were instructed by Mr M to pursue a claim for compensation against his former employer, who he knew as Hankinson Heating, after Mr M was unfortunately diagnosed with mesothelioma, a terminal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

Speed being of the essence, Mr M was seen at home ...

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Mavis Nye and Mesothelioma

10 May 2018, 4:42 p.m.

On the 9th April 2018 I had the pleasure of hearing Mavis Nye and her husband Ray speak at the Living Well with Mesothelioma Group meeting in Manchester which is run by Mesothelioma UK and the Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support Group.

Mavis Nye was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2009 ...

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1940’s exposure to asbestos at Fothergill & Harvey’s causes mesothelioma

19 Apr 2018, 3:58 p.m.

Fothergill & Harvey Limited

Our client was employed by Littleborough based Fothergill and Harvey’s between 1944 and 1951 and again from 1953 for a further period of 12 months as an apprentice electrical engineer and later a qualified electrical engineer. He worked for Fothergill and Harvey’s at their mills, Greenvale Mill, Sladden Wood Mill ...

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Family of Bradford French Polisher Succeed in Mesothelioma Claim

19 Apr 2018, 3:35 p.m.

QE2 - Queen Elizabeth 2 ship

The children of a mesothelioma sufferer from Bradford have received compensation following his death from the asbestos related cancer in July 2017. W and his family contacted the firm 8 days before he died. Within a few days we obtained a statement from W about his work history and exposure ...

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Asbestos exposure at Manchester’s Springfield Mental Hospital and Crumpsall Hospital causes ward clerk’s mesothelioma

18 Mar 2018, 9:28 p.m.

We are seeking maintenance men and contractors who worked at either of these hospitals in Manchester and recall coming across asbestos to contact us to help in the case of a ward clerk who has been diagnosed mesothelioma.

Our client, Joan Coyne, worked as a ward clerk at Springfield Mental ...

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Do West Midlands Mesothelioma Patients Lose Out? Interview with Dr Qamar Ghafoor

9 Mar 2018, 9:39 a.m.

The short answer is No - Dr Ghafoor explains why.

Dr Qamar Ghafoor is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at University Hospital Birmingham (UHB) and leads the new mesothelioma multidisciplinary team (MDT) set up in October 2017. The MDT brings together specialist experts in mesothelioma including oncologists, surgeons, chest physicians, lung cancer ...

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