A Bill has been tabled in the Welsh Assembly which would oblige companies or their insurers to reimburse the NHS for treating workers exposed to asbestos. The Asbestos (Recovery of Medical Costs) Bill 2012 was tabled in May 2012 and has been given leave to bring the Bill to the Welsh Assembly.
The aim of the Bill is to allow the Welsh Government to recover the costs of medical treatment and services provided or funded by the Welsh NHS from the insurer or company once a settlement or judgment has been achieved by the victim or their family.
Mick Antoniw a member of the Welsh Assembly who is bringing the Bill has advised that any costs recovered will be allocated for the general benefit of asbestos victims and their families including support for palliative care and other treatment.
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