Author Archives: Helen

Pleural Plaques Update

The Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill had its second reading in the House of Lords on 5th February 2010. Continue reading

Mesothelioma Claim – Must I sue all Defendants?

Mesothelioma cancer is said to be, in legal terms, an indivisible disease. In practical terms what this means is that it cannot be proven which of a number of Defendants who have exposed a Claimant to asbestos are responsible for the onset of the mesothelioma; however, the law states that any Defendant which can be proven to have exposed the Claimant to asbestos will be held responsible for 100% of the damages. Continue reading

Elusive Insurers

Asbestos diseases develop long after the exposure to the substance has taken place. When we are approached by new clients they often detail a long employment history with various employers spanning decades. Continue reading

Pleural Plaques Update

The Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill had its first reading in the House of Lords in October, having already passed through the House of Commons. The Bill, if passed, will mean that a sufferer of pleural plaques, pleural thickening or asbestosis … Continue reading