Rachel Reeves

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

Campaigners’ Victory Raises £1bn Asbestos Payout Hopes

EXCLUSIVE: Thousands of sufferers from a condition that can lead to a deadly cancer could soon receive more than £1bn compensation after Yorkshire campaigners succeeded in changing Government policy.
For almost 25 years people have been able to claim damages against employers if diagnosed with pleural plaques – a thickening of the tissue around the lung caused by inhaling asbestos, which can be a forerunner to the painful and always fatal cancer mesothelioma.

Link: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/Campaigners39-victory-raises-1bn-abestos.4356571.jp

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