Asbestos news

Are New Techniques in Radiotherapy Going to Help Asbestos Sufferers?

October 5th, 2012

There is growing evidence from medical studies that new methods of radiotherapy may help to improve asbestos disease patients’ survival and their ability to cope with their conditions after undergoing surgery. Radiotherapy has in the past failed to bring little … Continue reading

Mesothelioma Ruling for Higher Payouts

October 5th, 2012

A landmark ruling in a mesothelioma case means that elderly mesothelioma victims could be entitled to increased compensation. The Judicial Studies Board (JSB) guidelines currently recommends a figure of £35,000 for pain and suffering in mesothelioma cases where the life … Continue reading

Pair Sentenced to 16 years in Italian Asbestos Trial

October 5th, 2012

A ground breaking trial has concluded this month in Turin, Italy. The Eternit trial which began in 2009, is one of the largest environmental cases to be taken to Court in Europe and could set a precedent for workplace safety … Continue reading

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Prosecution of Offenders Bill Update

October 5th, 2012

In our November newsletter we outlined the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Prosecution of Offenders Bill. This is a Bill which looks to reform, amongst other things, civil litigation funding and costs. In short, the Bill will affect those looking to … Continue reading