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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer which grows in the membrane that protects the lungs, the abdomen and the heart. Symptoms of the disease, depending on where the cancer is growing, can include:

  • Chest pains, shortness of breath and persistent coughing
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Weight loss
  • Bloating and severe pain in the abdominal region
  • Blood clotting abnormalities
  • Anaemia

The majority of mesothelioma cases occur in the workplace and are usually caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos and radiation. Mesothelioma is an incredibly debilitating disease, often taking many years to develop and thus becoming apparent.

It can be treated, like most other cancers, in a number of ways including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery

But, often, by the time the disease has been discovered and diagnosed, it has become too wide spread to treat successfully and sadly, in many cases, can result in the death of the victim.

In the industrial workplace, as with any other workplace, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees but when this is not the case and an industrial disease such as mesothelioma is contracted as a result of over exposure to a toxic substance then the victim or the victim’s family are well within their rights to put in a claim for compensation against the employer at fault, even if exposure took place many years ago.

A mesothelioma victim is able to make a claim for compensation up to 3 years after diagnosis and family members of a victim who has died as a result of mesothelioma are able to put in a claim for compensation up to 3 years after the death of their loved one.

Whilst compensation will in no way make up for the pain, discomfort and suffering the victim has had to endure or the loss of a loved one it may help to make life a little more comfortable for the victim or ease the financial burden of the family left behind.

Mesothelioma claims need to be dealt with with the utmost of sensitivity and we have expert knowledge and experience in dealing with these types of claims and will be more than happy to take at look at the circumstances of your case and let you know how much compensation you can expect to receive.

As with other no win no fee claims, even in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful there will be no fees to pay and your insurance cover will take care of all the defendant’s legal costs.

Get in touch with us to get experienced assistance no win no fee, it only takes a couple of minutes to give is the information to start the process.

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