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New support for future mesothelioma victims

The Government and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have announced a new support scheme for newly diagnosed victims of mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of internal organs, notably the lungs, and almost always arises from exposure to asbestos. The long time that mesothelioma takes to develop means that some workers were negligently exposed to asbestos at work but their employers are no longer in existence to make a claim against.

From 25th July, around 3,000 mesothelioma victims across the UK who are unable to claim compensation because they cannot trace a liable employer or employers’ liability insurer will receive approximately £300 million in payments in the first 10 years.

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