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Mesothelioma Victims Face ‘Shocking’ Treatment, Says James Kelman

Experts Industrial Disease Lawyers Back Author’s Calls For Improved Treatment


Booker Prize winning author James Kelman has described the treatment and support provided to those suffering with asbestos-related diseases as “shocking” and “shameful” and has called for improvements to be made to help those affected by asbestos exposure.

The author was himself exposed to asbestos during his early working life, which involved regular contact with asbestos dust, and has backed campaigns to improve compensation for asbestos-related disease victims and their families.

Speaking to the Evening Times he said: “Those who suffer asbestos-related diseases will have their own ideas on justice. For them there is no cure. No return to health.

“Those who don’t understand the struggle talk about justice but justice cannot happen. The reality is that people are being compensated because there IS no justice. It is too late. Their health has been taken and cannot be returned.”

Elaine Russell, a Partner and expert asbestos-related disease lawyer at Irwin Mitchell Scotland, said:

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