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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