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February 2008

  • 29 February 2008
  • The widow of an accountant has received over £150,000 in compensation after her husband contracted mesothelioma at the company where he worked. 27 February 2008
  • Dan Easton, industrial diseases specialist at law firm Leigh Day & Co, has achieved a substantial settlement for a former charge nurse who is now suffering from mesothelioma. 27 February 2008
  • Rape claims against British soldiers 27 February 2008
  • Barking and Dagenham has been labelled the sickest Borough in London (Rising from the dust London Hazards) and is the tenth worst place in the whole of the UK for men experiencing the effects of asbestos and the subsequent development of fatal disease such as mesothelioma. 21 February 2008
  • A client who suffered a ruptured appendix and subsequent health problems as a teenager has received a substantial settlement. She was represented by solicitor Kelly Lawford in the clinical negligence department at Leigh Day & Co 14 February 2008
  • Last month the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, NICE, issued guidelines on the use of chemotherapy drug, Alimta (also called Pemetrexed Disodium) for certain cases of pleural malignant Mesothelioma. Pleural Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer of the lining of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos. 14 February 2008
  • The artist who created Dreamspace has been charged with manslaughter. Two women died when the giant inflatable artwork that he was showing broke free from the ropes holding it to the ground. 14 February 2008
  • Sean Humber and Benjamin Burrows of the Human Rights Department have advised whistleblowers, in both healthcare and prison settings, in relation to their rights and the issues that they need to consider. 11 February 2008
  • Leigh Day & Co is acting for one of the victims of a horrific road traffic incident in Central London in February 2007. 6 February 2008
  • A British Airways Boeing 777 crash-landed at Heathrow airport on 17th January 2008 and some of the people involved may be able to consider making a personal injury claim 4 February 2008
  • A landmark judgment means that victims of a sexual assault will able to claim compensation from their attacker despite the case being more than six years old. 1 February 2008

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