National Law Firm Hosts Seminar For Healthcare Professionals

Specialist Lawyers Will Provide Advice On Legal and Medical Issues

22.04.2015

Leading lawyers from national law firm Irwin Mitchell will be hosting a seminar to provide helpful information for healthcare professionals who work with individuals who have been diagnosed with asbestos related diseases.

The seminar will provide information, tips and training for healthcare professionals about the legal and medical issues related to patients with life limiting asbestos illnesses.

Among the speakers will be Julia Burns from Irwin Mitchell who will provide some practical advice in relation to disputes involving wills, focusing on recent case law and also from the firm Ian Toft who will speaking about the latest legal developments  for asbestos related cases. Dr Mike Greenstone, a Consultant Respiratory specialist at Castle Hill Hospital will also be providing up to date information in relation to medical issues for those who have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease.

Over the years, Irwin Mitchell has worked closely with Castle Hill Hospital and also Dove House Hospice which is based in Hull, both of whom provide invaluable care to patients diagnosed with terminal asbestos related diseases.

Irwin Mitchell have also supported many of Dove House Hospice’s fundraising events such as the Dove Release and their Summer Fair.  Irwin Mitchell also supported the Castle Hill Hospital Cancer Trust Fund by raising over £3,500 following a carol concert last year.  The Trust Fund assists healthcare professionals by providing them with vital equipment, state-of-the-art research and education that they need to care for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Expert Opinion
"Through our work we see too often the devastating impact asbestos-related illnesses can have not just on the victims exposed to the deadly dust, but also their families who have to endure seeing their loved ones suffer from these terminal diseases.

“We are delighted to be holding this seminar and have this platform to speak to healthcare professionals about our expertise on legal and medical issues in dealing with families who have been affected by debilitating health conditions such as mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses.

“Our team at Irwin Mitchell have the expertise and determination to lead the way and help support charities and hospices to receive the funds they need to continue to provide care to people dealing with a terminal illness.”
Ian Bailey, Partner

Karinda Jones, fundraising manager at Dove House Hospice, said: “The majority of our annual £6.6 million running costs must be raised from the local community, and we simply could not continue to provide all of our services if we did not receive wonderful support like this each year.

“Everyone at Dove House Hospice would like to say a huge thank you to Irwin Mitchel for their fantastic support to ensure that this care can be provided.  It is also important that everyone works together and shares information through seminars such as these to assist in providing the highest standard of care possible to those diagnosed with terminal illness such as mesothelioma.”

The event will take place on 29th April from 8am – 12pm and will be held at Lazaat, in Cottingham, East Yorkshire. For further information or to book a place please contact Hannah.robson@irwinmitchell.com