Action Mesothelioma Day 201601 July 2016
Action Mesothelioma Day 2016 is held on Friday, 01 July
Events will take place across the UK on 01 July as part of Action Mesothelioma Day 2016.
Action Mesothelioma Day is an annual awareness day which aims to highlight the risks associated with asbestos exposure, while emphasising the need for more funding for mesothelioma treatment and care.
To mark the awareness day, Thompsons Solicitors’ staff will attend public events organised by the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund, the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team and the Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Groups.
Since bringing the first ever successful case for asbestos-related disease to the House of Lords in 1972, Thompsons Solicitors’ dedicated asbestos litigation team has developed decades of knowledge and expertise in acting for clients diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases.
Ian McFall, head of the national asbestos litigation team at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “Action Mesothelioma Day is a poignant occasion to recognise the thousands of people diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the UK, while highlighting a history of corporate negligence, the need for improved health and safety standards in the workplace and increased funding for medical research.
“On Action Mesothelioma Day, and always, we remain committed to supporting mesothelioma sufferers and families affected by this devastating asbestos disease.”
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