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Mesothelioma lawyer speaks out on Action Mesothelioma Day 2016

Harminder Bains introduces her mesothelioma client’s video story


1 July 2016

Mesothelioma lawyer Harminder Bains will introduce her client’s video at an event today to mark Action Mesothelioma Day 2016.

Keith was exposed to asbestos when he was working at Heathrow’s Terminal 3 in the late 1980s.

Keith was told that all the asbestos had been removed from the area where he was working, but whilst working in a ceiling void noticed asbestos dust lying around a light fitting.

Keith was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2014.


Mesothelioma is a fatal cancer which is only caused by being exposed to asbestos dust. Asbestos can still be found in the UK in homes, schools, offices and other workplaces.  The UK has the highest mesothelioma mortality rate in the world, 1 in 5 work-related deaths are caused by mesothelioma.

Action Mesothelioma Day promotes research into mesothelioma through fund-raising events, and by talking about people like Keith to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos.

Harminder joins speakers at the event being organised by the London Hazards Centre at the TUC Congress House. Other speakers include Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the TUC, Dr Peter Szlsarek, consultant at St Bartholomew’s, Peter Lewis, chair London Hazards asbestos group and Susan Murray of UNITE.

Mesothelioma lawyer Harminder Bains says:

“The pernicious effects of asbestos exposure are being experienced by thousands of people.  In the next 30 years some 60,000 people are expected to die as a result of mesothelioma.

“People in the UK are still being exposed to asbestos in their homes, schools and workplaces.

“It is vital that research into this terrible disease is fully funded, and that everyone is made aware of the dangers of asbestos.”


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