Government will reverse mesothelioma ruling
Peter Williams, a partner in the Asbestos Claims Department at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, said:
"I am delighted the government has promptly indicated their intention to restore the rights of those suffering from mesothelioma (http://www.ffw.com/practiceareas/personalinjury/asbestos.aspx ) to claim full compensation from any one employer.
“Whilst we do need to look at the detail and timing of the legislation we hope to be able to tell our clients and their families we can deal with their cases speedily and that they no longer face the prospect of losing large amounts of compensation through no fault of their own.”
About 1,900 people die in the UK each year from mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs or abdomen, which is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos.
Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP is one of the country’s leading asbestos disease claims firms. Over twenty-five years Rodney Nelson-Jones (http://www.ffw.com/practiceareas/personalinjury/team.aspx ) and his team have recovered nearly £100M in over 1,750 successful cases.
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Asbestos Claims Department of Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.
Peter Williams (020 7861 4825)
Andrew Morgan (020 7861 4036)
Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
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About Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP (http://www.ffw.com )
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