Campaign for increased funding and research into Mesothelioma

Asbestos dust in air

The recent UK Government Budget included the announcement of £5m in funding for a National Mesothelioma Research Centre. Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos dust. Around 200 people across Scotland are diagnosed with the condition every year.

Digby Brown’s Industrial Disease team have years of experience in representing those affected with asbestos related conditions and know first hand the devastating impact that Mesothelioma has on individuals and their families.

Highlighting the need for more research funding into Mesothelioma

We work closely with Scottish charity Asbestos Action and have been highlighting the need for more funding for research into Mesothelioma for some time.

Roger Mullin MP campaigning for more research funding

We were delighted that Roger Mullin MP (Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath) has also been campaigning on this important issue, leading to the UK Government’s commitment of more research funding. Roger Mullin MP gave a powerful keynote address at Asbestos in 2016: Today’s Challenge, a conference organised by Asbestos Action and Digby Brown bringing together professionals, campaigners, medical and legal experts working in the field.

Asbestos in Scotland today

Asbestos related disease is not a relic of our industrial past but conditions affecting people in Scotland today - our recent article on Asbestos in Schools highlighted the effect that even low level exposure can have over a lengthy period.  

What to do if you are affected by an asbestos related condition

If you, or someone you know, have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. They will be able to help access compensation that can help you and your family.