14 August 2008
MP launches asbestos compensation campaign group
An MP has launched a campaign in Norwich to help people suffering from pleural plaques to get compensation.
Evening News 24 reported that Dr Ian Gibson, MP for Norwich North recently teamed up with a solicitor to provide advice for people suffering from diseases related to asbestos exposure, such as pleural plaques and mesothelioma.
As part of its Dust of Death campaign, the newspaper also reported that a new support group has been set up by the Norfolk and Norwich Univeristy Hospital and James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.
Earlier this week, it emerged that a teacher in Wales who died after contracting an asbestos-related disease may have come into contact with the toxic substance during her work.
According to the Daily Post, teachers in Wales are calling for asbestos to be removed from all schools by 2010.
Research conducted by the newspaper has indicated that over 300 schools in north Wales contain asbestos in pipework, floor tiles, roofs, walls and plumbing systems.