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Action Mesothelioma Day 2017

Poole Alcock’s Anna Burns and Sarah McCleary represented our Asbestos Claims team at the...

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Action Mesothelioma Day 2017

10th July 2017

News : Personal Injury

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Poole Alcock’s Anna Burns and Sarah McCleary represented our Asbestos Claims team at the annual Action Mesothelioma Day on Friday 8th July 2017 at the Racquet Club in Liverpool.

The event was organised by the Liverpool and Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Groups and involved a symbolic dove release in memory of loved ones lost to mesothelioma along with a number of extremely interesting presentations by Dr Chris Warburton, Consultant Chest Physician at Liverpool Aintree Hospital, Dr. Spyros Gennatas, Academic Clinical Fellow in Oncology, Imperial College London speaking on Immunotherapy (Mesothelioma Treatment Research), Maria Guerin, Specialist Nurse speaking on Support groups and future plans for Merseyside area and Dr. Jeff Morgan, retired Occupational Physician speaking on Choosing your Path through Mesothelioma.

Poole Alcock has been supporting the Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Group for over 10 years now and we are proud to be considered as one of their expert law firms that they are prepared to recommend to individuals affected by an asbestos related condition.

As Solicitors it is always wonderful to attend events of this nature, chat with people whose lives are or have been affected by mesothelioma and listen to the incredible speakers.

Anna Burns, Partner in the asbestos claims team said “For me, this year’s event was even better than ever. The calibre of speakers was fantastic. I was particularly interested to hear from Dr Spyros Gennatas who gave such a good insight into the cutting edge Mesothelioma Trial Treatment. He was faced with some really tricky questions from the floor, one lady asking about the morality of offering trial treatment which could result in someone being given a placebo drug instead of the actual drug on trial. Such an honest question, but one which he was able to respond to sympathetically.

I was also interested to hear from Jeff Morgan who is wonderfully passionate about helping with the spiritual side of a life threatening diagnosis. He offered practical advice to individuals and the extended family who turn into carers following such a diagnosis. His message was simple in providing help, to try and keep an individual’s sense of identity when their life has been turned upside down. Instead of trying to help by doing everything for them, which is often the natural thing to want to do; allow them to keep hold of their autonomy if possible and in turn, keep hold of their ‘old self’, a part of their identity which is familiar to them when everything around them is unfamiliar and frightening.”

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There is help available to individuals affected by asbestos, through support groups, clinical teams at hospital, charities, family and friends and also Solicitors all offering a different type of help perhaps at different times of a person’s journey.

Here at Poole Alcock, we hope our Clients would agree that we are more than just a legal team helping with their claim for compensation. We are involved in their journey. We care about their journey.

Should you wish to find out more about the Asbestos Claims team here at Poole Alcock, please feel free to contact Anna Burns at our Sandbach office on 01270 762325 or alternatively email her ann.burns@poolealcock.co.uk

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