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25/01/2008 - Support for Mesothelioma Campaign

Solidarity is supporting cancer sufferers and their families who are calling for an amendment in the law on asbestos compensation. Solidarity says that Mesothelioma bereavement compensation should be increased to match payments made in Scotland. Mesothelioma is the fatal cancer of the lining of the lung caused by asbestos exposure.

Solidarity General Secretary, Pat Harrington said:

"Families in England Wales receive tens of thousands of pounds less in compensation that their counterparts in Scotland. This is clearly unjust. We want this changed and support all those who have suffered bereavement in their campaign to right this wrong."

You can view a film on this subject at: -

http://www.thompsons.law.co.uk/ntext/justice-for-asbestos-families-dvd.htm