Thompsons Solicitors, the only law firm to represent individual clients at the Court of Session Judicial Review hearings on pleural plaques, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to take on insurance companies over the issue.
Pleural Plaques Opinion - 12th April 2011 Picture courtesy of the Daily Record
An expert in occupational diseases has accused the offshore industry of ‘playing Russian roulette with workers lives,’ after a leading firm admitted placing workers at risk of exposure to radiation.
A man, who wants to remain anonymous, has recently received a large compensation payment after being diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to asbestos at work. He had worked for APV Pasilik Limited for 5 years between 1960 and 1965.
An Edinburgh University study has warned that tiny particles used in the manufacture of everyday products from computers to shampoo can harm the lungs.The Edinburgh team say manufacturers using nanoparticles should be aware of the risks that different types of nanoparticles pose to workers who handle them.
High Street retailer John Lewis was fined £20,000 on November 9, after a court heard that around 15 workers could have been exposed to deadly asbestos while carrying out refurbishment work at the chain’s Edinburgh store.Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told renovation work was being carried out over four days at the management suite of the John Lewis store at the city's St James Centre in July 2008.