Pathology and Inquests In Asbestos Related Deaths Conference

Pathology and Inquests In Asbestos Related Deaths Conference

Pathology and Inquests In Asbestos Related Deaths Conference


 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 
M Shed, Bristol, Princes Wharf, BS1 4RN
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Maddison Peters
0114 294 7959

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