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We want to see world class medical treatment for all asbestos victims, regardless of where they live in the UK. In particular, we want all mesothelioma patients to have their treatment discussed at a Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT) of medical professionals. We want all mesothelioma patients to have access to a specialist nurse.  ...

Asbestos victims awarded Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit should not have their existing benefits cut. Asbestos victims can often claim a one-off payment under the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers Compensation) Act 1979 or the 2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme. However, if they do not claim before they die, their surviving partners or children will get a much smaller...

At GMASVG we believe compensation claims settled when the sufferer is alive should be treated in the same way as claims that are settled after death. Compensation claims for asbestos-related lung cancer should be treated in the same way as claims for mesothelioma. We believe that the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) should be funded in...

We believe the public should be made aware of the dangers of asbestos at work, at home, in public places and that more should be done to prosecute those who do not comply with the law on how asbestos in buildings should be managed. We believe the government should identify, and ultimately remove asbestos from our...

In 2015, asbestos victims support groups agreed the Asbestos Victims Charter for Justice 2020. The Charter sets out changes which would help asbestos victims now, and stop others from getting asbestos diseases in the future. These changes are fundamentally achievable. The Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK has issued a Charter for Justice for asbestos victims. The...

Every year, on the first Friday in July, asbestos victims hold events across the country to commemorate all those who have lost their lives to mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of cancer caused by asbestos. The Manchester event is run by the Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group (GMAVSG). Our 2022 Action Mesothelioma Day event is at...