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Are mesothelioma mortality rates in decline?

Published on: 22 February 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Are mesothelioma mortality rates in decline?
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  • What are the key points to take away from this data? What is the overall scale of the disease and can you estimate the future burden that might be caused by mesothelioma deaths?
  • Are there any grey areas in the data? How have these shown up in recent mesothelioma claims?
  • Are there any other trends or developments worth mentioning?
  • What are your predictions for the future in this area?

Article summary

Personal Injury analysis: A recent report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) shows that the impact of mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos is not in decline. Helen Childs, partner in the personal injury team at Royds Withy King in Oxford and an accredited specialist in both occupational and asbestos disease, explains their findings and suggests that the burden of mesothelioma—particularly for women—is likely to continue to rise. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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