Mesothelioma UK, a national asbestos-related cancer charity, has extended its Legal Panel with the addition of Simpson Millar from 1 April 2022.
As part of the appointment Simpson Millar will work to support and raise awareness of the charity, as well as offering independent legal support to mesothelioma patients and their families.
Mesothelioma is a cancer related to exposure to asbestos and predominantly affects the lining of the lungs. The UK has the highest incidence of the disease in the world with around 2,700 people diagnosed each year.
The Legal Panel members support Mesothelioma UK fundraising events and campaigns, promote donations through legacies, share information for research and audit, and support other companies’ claims work.
Anthony Waddington, an industrial disease solicitor who helps families following a mesothelioma diagnosis, said: “Mesothelioma is a very cruel disease, which devastates the lives of victims as well as their families.
“While the dangers of asbestos have been known for many decades there are still, sadly, many people dying prematurely because of related illnesses, because they were not made aware of its presence and were not provided with protective equipment.
“We are therefore delighted to be joining the Mesothelioma UK Legal Panel which does so much to help those who have been negligently exposed to asbestos, and we look forward to supporting them with their fundraising efforts, and with the ongoing legal needs of those the charity supports.”
Simpson Millar is known as the ‘Open Lawyers’, due to its commitment to ‘open up the law’ for people who have suffered an injury through no fault of their own; making it easier for people to get legal help and support when they need it.
Mesothelioma UK Chief Executive, Liz Darlison commented: “We’re delighted to be able to announce the expansion of our Legal Panel and welcome Simpson Millar following a comprehensive application process.
“Mesothelioma UK is eager to help and support patients in all matters relating to their mesothelioma diagnosis including compensation. Engaging with an experienced, specialist law firm can make a significant difference to people living with mesothelioma. We’re confident that the new members will join the other law firms in bringing significant legal expertise to help us to promote the work of the charity and to increase our support for patients and their families and carers throughout the UK.”
About Mesothelioma UK:
Mesothelioma UK is the national charity for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. It exists to support people with mesothelioma to live better and longer, and to prevent mesothelioma happening to future generations.
The charity advocates for improved treatment and care, champions research and amplifies the patient voice. It promotes the development of specialist mesothelioma nursing practice and funds over 30 Clinical Nurse Specialist posts around the UK.
For more information, visit www.mesothelioma.uk.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call freephone 0800 169 2409 (Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm).
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