Law Firms Join Forces To Support ActionMeso Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Asbestos Danger
Irwin Mitchell has pledged to work with 12 other law firms to support a new campaign, #ActionMeso, which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and the cancer called mesothelioma, which is caused by exposure to asbestos.
The UK has the world’s highest incidence of mesothelioma with around 2,700 people each year being diagnosed, often decades after exposure to asbestos.
ActionMeso brings together patients, carers, charities, support groups, healthcare professionals, law firms, and many other organisations under the same umbrella to make the public aware that asbestos remains a problem in the UK which must be addressed.
For the first time, thirteen law firms including Irwin Mitchell have come together to support the #ActionMeso campaign by raising awareness of mesothelioma and asbestos, and helping to develop future campaigns and projects.
It is often mistakenly thought that because asbestos is banned in this country it is no longer a problem. However, it is still prevalent within many buildings, especially primary and secondary schools, colleges, and hospitals.
Expert Opinion“We are very proud to be supporting ActionMeso and helping increase awareness of asbestos and its ongoing role as a silent killer in the UK.
“Through our work we see many families whose lives have been devastated by exposure to asbestos and we need to ensure people are in a position to take full advantage of the support, services and legal advice they are entitled to. Supporting this campaign will help deliver this message and ensure the best possible outcomes for all those affected by mesothelioma.
“Irwin Mitchell will work with the other ActionMeso organisations to support the campaign going forwards, by taking part in future activities and using our own position to draw attention to the vital work of the group in shining a spotlight on the dangers still posed by asbestos.” Adrian Budgen - Partner
ActionMeso has planned a series of activities to raise awareness of mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos under the hashtag #ActionMeso.
Law firms who have pledged their support to #ActionMeso include Asbestos Law Partnership, Boyes Turner, Digby Brown, Fieldfisher, Graysons, Hodge Jones and Allen, Hugh James, Irwin Mitchell, Larcomes, Leigh Day, Royds Withy King, Slater Gordon and Thompsons.
The ActionMeso awareness campaigns will lead to major events, Action Mesothelioma Days (AMD), in 2021 and 2022 that aim to capture the public’s imagination and reach a significant number of people outside of the mesothelioma community.
As a starting point ActionMeso is inviting the public to subscribe to the website www.actionmeso.org where new information will be posted regularly, and to follow the campaign on social media.