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Asbestos News Roundup - June

With asbestos-related diseases responsible for around 5,000 deaths in the UK every year, it’s important to raise awareness of these conditions and highlight the support that is available to victims and their families after diagnosis. We have compiled some of the UK’s online news coverage of asbestos-related issues from June 2017:

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Asbestos News Roundup - May

Once known as the miracle material, asbestos has long been known to cause incurable cancers and other diseases. It is now a banned substance and no new buildings in the UK or Europe will contain asbestos. However, the ban only came into force in 1999, so, it’s not unusual for a building built prior to this to contain asbestos.

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Common asbestos myths busted

Once called a miracle material for its heat and fire resistance, asbestos was commonly used from the 19th century up until the year 1999 in residential, commercial and public buildings.

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Asbestos News Roundup – April 2017

The current number of asbestos-related deaths in the UK each year means that an average of around 13 people every day are losing their lives to a condition caused by...

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What is asbestos and why does it make you ill?

Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals made of tiny fibres which were frequently used in building materials up until 1999.

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Asbestos News March 2017

Asbestos-related diseases kill around 5,000 people a year according to the Health and Safety Executive.  

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Claiming for asbestos-related diseases after death in the UK

Asbestos-related diseases are not always easily diagnosed.  Symptoms can sometimes take between 20 and 40 years to appear, although it can be as short as 10 years and as long...

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Asbestos News Roundup – Feb 2017

Sadly, asbestos-related diseases are frequently in the UK news, as more and more families suffer as a result of contact that a loved one has had with asbestos at some...

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Reform gives insurers £1bn

John Das has written to the Derby Telegraph about the government's disastrous plans to limit access to justice in personal injury cases.

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Successful claim despite obstacles

Dedicated Accident Solicitors were recently successful in securing a significant award of compensation for Derby resident, Mrs Brenda Tooth, when she was injured after tripping in a 3 inch deep...

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