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Home > News > Personal Injury News

17th October 2006

Alimta Campaigners To Lobby Parliament

Between 2-4pm today there is to be a lobby of Parliament calling for funding for the life extending drug, Alimta, so that it can be approved for use on the NHS and improve the quality of life of those suffering from the asbestos related disease mesothelioma.

The meeting, which is to be attended by asbestos victims and their families throughout the country, comes four months after the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence took the decision to not approve the drug for use on the NHS on the grounds of cost effectiveness. An appeal to be heard on the 27th October will reveal the institute's final decision.

Ministerial Support

The meeting has been supported by 50 MPs who have signed an early day motion calling for extended access to the life extending drug.

Ian Mcfall, head of asbestos litigation for Clear Answers' lawyers, Thompsons Solicitors, who are at the forefront of the battle to make Alimta available for those with a clinical need for it said: "This is a chance for every MP in the UK to put their weight behind this campaign. During this lobby they will be able to see first hand how mesothelioma has changed the lives of many hard working people and they will learn how Alimta can help some of these people have a better quality of life."

Compensation Claim

If you or a member of your family has contracted mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. You may even be able to make a claim for a relative who has died as a result of an asbestos-related illness.

Contact us now for further advice on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms.

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