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Janet May Winchester Mesothelioma Witness Appeal

Grieving family needs help from former Isle of Grain refinery workers

20th Jan 20 8:00 AM

Following the death of their mother from an aggressive asbestos-related lung cancer, a grieving family is asking for help from people who worked for George Wimpey & Co Ltd on the Isle of Grain in the 1960s. Janet May Winchester, from Bean in Dartford, died on September 15, 2018, from...

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Who can test for asbestos in your property?

Who can test for asbestos in your property?

17th Jan 20 10:00 AM

Do you think there are asbestos-containing materials in your home, commercial property or building site? In this guest post, Alpha Surveys explain who can test for asbestos safely. Asbestos may have been completely banned in the UK for two decades, but it is still having an effect on those who...

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Is a pleural effusion serious?

Is a pleural effusion serious?

3rd Jan 20 8:00 AM

A pleural effusion is a build-up of excess fluid in the space between your lungs and chest wall. This build-up can limit the movement and capacity of your lungs. Pleural effusions, also known as ‘fluid on the lungs’, are fairly common and can be caused by a range of respiratory...

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Worried about asbestos exposure

What do I tell my GP if I am worried about asbestos exposure?

19th Dec 19 8:00 AM

Whilst your GP will always be willing to note your exposure to asbestos, this information will not be of particular concern unless you are also displaying symptoms associated with asbestos related conditions. Many people who have been exposed to asbestos will not go on to develop an asbestos related disease....

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Can I claim compensation for pleural plaques?

Can I get compensation for pleural plaques?

6th Dec 19 8:00 AM

Pleural plaques, a benign and non-cancerous asbestos-related disease, develop after inhaled asbestos fibres cause localised scarring or calcification of the pleura – the lining of the lungs and rib-cage. Some confusion surrounds the ability to claim for pleural plaques, as it is only compensable following exposure to asbestos while working...

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