Our response to the Ministry of Justice's proposals to reform mesothelioma claims
Our response to the Ministry of Justices' proposals to reform mesothelioma claims
The Ministry of Justice has put forward proposals from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to reform the way mesothelioma claims are conducted. It must be remembered that the Government themselves are substantial Defendants to many mesothelioma claims. The proposals are an "Insurance Industry Charter" and significantly erode the rights of mesothelioma victims. The proposals will deny mesothelioma victims speedy access to the courts and result in more expensive and more drawn out claims. We oppose them strongly, as do all of the Asbestos Victims Groups.
Andrew Morgan says:
"We are deeply concerned that mesothelioma sufferers' gains that have been hard won over the last 10 years will be lost if the Government introduces any reform along the lines of these proposals. "