MPs lobby to keep solicitors out of pleural plaques scheme

Source: on 2009-12-16 11:58:00

A group of Labour MPs is lobbying the government to exclude solicitors from a proposed scheme to compensate workers for asbestos-related pleural plaques.If the Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill, which had a first reading in the House of Lords on 10 October 2009, is passed, it would treat some asbestos-related conditions as actionable personal injuries. This means people suffering from pleural plaques (a thickening of the lungs) or asbestosis could claim ...

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