Sheffield lawyers urge changes to asbestos Bill
It has been reported in The Star newspaper that Lawyers in Sheffield are urging MPs to make changes to a Bill affecting payouts for sufferers of asbestos-related cancer which goes before Parliament today.
The Mesothelioma Bill is undergoing its final revision process, and is being debated in the House of Commons.
However, lawyers from Sheffield-based Irwin Mitchell say amendments need to be made as, under a new scheme, only victims themselves would be entitled to money.
Adrian Budgen, from the firm, said: “It takes decades from the initial exposure to asbestos for symptoms of a related illness to appear, but once they do the consequences are devastating for those families affected.”