Latest Asbestos Related News

Page 3 of Latest News from our team. Highlighting recent legislation and medical trials and breakthroughs for Mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases . . .

 

Asbestos Use in UK Churches

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 28th November 2013

Many churches still contain asbestos e.g. as insulation around church boilers, in ceilings

New Trial COMMAND tests new mesothelioma drug

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 21st November 2013

COMMAND (Control Of Mesothelioma with MAiNtenance Defactinib) is a new trial of lead cancer stem cell inhibitor defactinib

PIT Radiotherapy Trial for Mesothelioma Patients

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 2nd November 2013

A phase III study aims to establish the role of prophylactic irradiation of portal tracts in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma

Multimodality Treatment may improve Mesothelioma Survival

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 2nd November 2013

Improved survival times for mesothelioma patients treated with multimodality treatment regime

New Blood Tests for an Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

By Warren Miller.        Published: 22nd October 2013

A biotech company has discovered proteins that could be used for biomarkers in future blood tests for mesothelioma

New Drug Slows the Progression of Mesothelioma

By Warren Miller.        Published: 12th October 2013

The spread of mesothelioma could be stopped by inhibiting the FAK protein

Research in Japan has linked a protein to Mesothelioma Survival

By Warren Miller.        Published: 30th July 2013

Tests carried out at Hiroshima University have found a link between a protein and prolonging life after a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Mesothelioma has claimed the lives of Several Famous People

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 26th July 2013

Steve McQueen, Malcom McLaren, Mickie Most and Australian actor Harold Hopkins have all died from the cancer

Teachers diagnosed with Mesothelioma after asbestos exposure in schools

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 4th July 2013

Asbestos was widely used in the construction of schools in the UK, especially in schools built between 1945 and 1974

Inhaling Nano Fibres may cause diseases like Mesothelioma

By Warren Miller.        Published: 13th June 2013

New research proposes a safe length of Nano Fibre to reduce the risk of developing asbestos-like diseases

Novel Delivery Systems for Chemotherapy Drugs for Mesothelioma Patients

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 26th May 2013

The chemotherapy drug, Cisplatin, can be delivered via inhalation through a nebuliser instead of intravenously

Pakistan Urged to ban Asbestos Imports

By Warren Miller.        Published: 30th January 2013

A Committee in Pakistan has recommended banning the importing of asbestos after widespread contamination . . .

Companies fined after asbestos found at a mill

By Warren Miller.        Published: 25th January 2013

2 companies were fined for failing to protect their tenants from potentially dangerous asbestos boards . .

Details of a Government Scheme effective from July 2012

By Warren Miller.        Published: 18th August 2012

The Government will now provide compensation for Mesothelioma when insurers cannot be traced

Landmark Court Ruling may help Families Claiming Compensation for Mesothelioma

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 23rd May 2012

Supreme Court Ruling may help victims of Mesothelioma to claim where compensation was previously denied

Timetable For Mesothelioma

By Warren Miller.        Published: 14th March 2012

The courts have recently appreciated the need to progress mesothelioma cases quickly

The Dangers of Asbestos in the Home

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 9th March 2012

It is estimated that there are approximately 750,000 buildings (including homes) that contain asbestos . . .

New Legislation in Northern Ireland for Pleural Plaques Compensation

By Warren Miller.        Published: 18th December 2011

New legislation recently passed in Northern Ireland means that people with pleural plaques can now claim compensation . ..

Marks and Spencer fined £1 million for asbestos exposure

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 25th November 2011

Marks and Spencer have been fined £1m for failing to protect customers, staff and workers from potential exposure to asbestos during refurbishment at 3 of its stores . . .

Mesothelioma Test Case

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 15th April 2011

Families of workers who have died from mesothelioma, launched a crucial High Court battle yesterday

New Mesothelioma Cancer Drug

By Warren Miller.        Published: 4th April 2011

A new drug to help treat patients diagnosed with a devastating form of cancer will be available within months

Mesothelioma Deaths to peak in 2015

By Warren Miller.        Published: 27th March 2011

The number of cases of mesothelioma affecting workers exposed to asbestos before the 1980s has yet to reach it's peak

Claims for Dependants are more valuable than claims for mesothelioma victims

By Warren Miller.        Published: 1st March 2011

It is important to instruct a solicitor as soon as possible after mesothelioma diagnosis

BP Steps up Safety in Asbestos Scare

By Warren Miller.        Published: 10th September 2010

BP is to equip all its Prudhoe Bay workers involved in stripping lagging from potentially leaky oil pipelines with respirators and other safety gear to protect them from the potential dangers of asbes

The History of Asbestos

By Warren Miller.        Published: 12th July 2010

An article tracing the use of Asbestos through the ages, from 4000BC to the current day . .

New Asbestos Rules

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 25th June 2010

New rules to cut the risk of fatal asbestos exposure have recently come into force. With tough demands on building managers to carry out checks and control the dangers posed by asbestos . . .

Asbestos Seminar in Westminster

By Warren Miller.        Published: 14th May 2010

The annual asbestos seminar of the House of Commons Asbestos Sub-Committee . . .

Cape Asbestos Scheme

By Warren Miller.        Published: 23rd April 2010

Cape Asbestos have invested £40 million in the Sheme Fund which is estimated to be sufficient to pay all claims in full for the next eight years . .

Turner Newall Asbestsos Scheme

By Warren Miller.        Published: 1st March 2010

Turner and Newall Group is insolvent so compensation cannot be paid in full, but some compensation is provided by the scheme.

£8bn Legal Victory for Mesothelioma Victims

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 15th February 2010

Thousands of victims of deadly asbestos dust stand to win compensation totalling £8billion in the biggest insurance payout

 

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