Michael Johnstone, 67, from Ruchazie, Glasgow, worked for 13 years in Cape Board and Panels factory.
George O'Donnell, 79, was diagnosed with pleural plaques two years ago. Since then he has developed incurable mesothelioma.
IN 2006 the English Court of Appeal overturned the practice that employees would receive damages for contracting pleural plaques as a result of exposure to asbestos.
WORKERS whose health was damaged by exposure to asbestos will be able to claim for damages, after insurers lost their bid to change the law.
INSURERS have lost another challenge to a law that gives victims of an asbestos-related condition the right to claim damages.
LEADING insurance firms claimed they might have to pay billions of pounds after they failed yesterday to block legislation by the Scottish Parliament to help people exposed to asbestos.
INSURANCE firms lost a legal bid today to overturn a new law which allows victims of an asbestos-related condition to claim damages.
COUNCIL bosses hit by a £14,000 fine for putting workers at risk of exposure to asbestos today said they were confident it would not happen again after tightening up safety procedures.
A COUNCIL was fined £10,000 yesterday after the authority pled guilty to exposing residents of a block of flats to asbestos.
THOUSANDS of sufferers of an asbestos-related illness linked to cancer have been told that they will not qualify for state benefits.
INSURANCE firms went to court yesterday in an attempt to overturn a law affecting victims of negligent exposure to asbestos.
THE insurance industry will this week launch a rare bid to overturn a law passed by the Scottish Parliament, warning that it could cost businesses and consumers millions in higher insurance premiums.
VICTIMS of an asbestos-related condition have won the right to be represented in the legal battle over the right to compensation, it was announced today.
INSURERS yesterday launched a last-ditch challenge against a law giving victims of exposure to asbestos the power to seek damages in Scotland.
VICTIMS of negligent exposure to asbestos were yesterday given new powers to seek damages in Scotland.
WHEN Harry McCluskey wakes in the morning in his home in Glasgow, he has to sit on the side of his bed for several minutes before he can summon the strength and breath to rise and get on with the day. McCluskey, 71, suffers from pleural plaques, pleural thickening and asbestosis, illnesses of the lungs caused by inhaling asbestos while he worked in the shipyards.
THE cost of compensating people with the asbestos-related condition pleural plaques will be investigated by the Scottish Government, it was announced yesterday.
AN INSURANCE lawyer yesterday claimed an asbestos-related condition was a "good thing" because it proved the body's defences were in good working order.