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Asbestos victim needs help from former Stewartby Brickworks employees

12th Dec 17 11:24 AM

After being diagnosed with a terminal lung cancer caused by asbestos, Stephen McDonald is asking former workers for their memories of working in the kilns at Stewartby Brickworks in Bedford. Stephen was diagnosed with mesothelioma in November 2015 just weeks before he was due to celebrate his 60th birthday. Mesothelioma...

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Possible mesothelioma breakthrough in Model Tomlin order for settlement of future immunotherapy claims

14th Nov 17 10:58 AM

Fiona Hendry, mesothelioma specialist at Birchall Blackburn Law, discusses this revolutionary treatment for mesothelioma victims and the ways in which these claims can be settled. Fiona was advised by leading asbestos Counsel, Simon Kilvington QC, of Byrom Street Chambers in Manchester and Crown Office Row in London. "Immunotherapy is a...

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School staff being left in dark about presence of asbestos in their workplace – leaving them and their pupils at risk of exposure

25th Oct 17 9:19 AM

A survey taken online by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) has shown that nearly 50% of all respondents had not been told whether their school contained asbestos, despite it being known that the deadly substance is present in 86% of schools. Asbestos, a deadly substance used in building materials...

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day

26th Sep 17 12:16 PM

The UK has the world’s highest rate of mesothelioma, with more than 2,500 people diagnosed with the condition each year – and this number is increasing. Mesothelioma Awareness Day is a day for people across many different professions to try and raise awareness of this life-changing condition and the people...

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Nivolumab, a life-extending immunotherapy drug used for lung cancers, approved for NHS use

21st Sep 17 2:29 PM

Nivolumab, a life-extending immunotherapy drug, will be made immediately available to NHS patients across England suffering from certain lung cancers, which may include some mesothelioma sufferers. There have been repeated calls by campaigners for access to the immunotherapy drug, which can add months to life expectancy. The drug was previously...

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