Pathology in Asbestos Related Deaths
Dr Richard Attanoos, Consultant Pathologist, Cardiff and Vale UHB
- Diagnosing asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma – common pitfalls
- Understanding Mineral analysis, controls and disease reference ranges
- Phraseology in Pathology Reports - Idiopathic mesothelioma– can a pathologist make this finding?
Medical Causation of Asbestos Related Disease
Prof Nick Maskell, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Bristol
- The role of the regional mesothelioma MDT
- Post mortem – when necessary and why?
- Update on the pilot study supplying Mesothelioma MDT information to the Avon Coroner in Mesothelioma cases leading to the avoidance of Post Mortems.
Stakeholder Panel Discussion – Current Experiences and Learning Points
Sarah Smith, Lung CNS- Debra Neil, Senior Coroners’ Officer -Family member
- Communication around asbestos related deaths
- Obligations to investigate
- What to expect at the inquest? How to prepare and cope on the day?
Coroners’ Panel – Current Practice in Asbestos Related Deaths
Chair: David Heming, Senior Coroner for Peterborough
- Coroners from around the country will discuss their current practice in asbestos related deaths and share
- The inquest hearing and the involvement of the family
- Evidence available for inquest - When is tissue fibre analysis helpful?
- Inquests in the context of litigation
Legal Causation and the use of Post Mortems in Compensation Claims
Stephen Glynn, Barrister, 9 Gough Square
- Attribution of the death to asbestos: Mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis
- Use of the post mortem to establish life expectancy, but for the mesothelioma
- Why defendants might insist on Post Mortem