Asbestos Mesothelioma Compensation Claims:
Compensation For Mesothelioma Victims
Asbestos mesothelioma is a form of asbestos related cancer caused by asbestos on lungs, unfortunately it is a terminal disease which is caused by breathing asbestos fibres. It is usually found in people who have worked with asbestos, and affects the mesothelial cells on the body's organs.
If you are suffering from mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure, it can be a difficult time for you and your family. Mesothelioma compensation claims can be made to ease some of the hardship and burden through what is a traumatic experience.
Types of mesothelioma
There are two main forms of asbestos induced mesothelioma, both of which are terminal illnesses. Advanced asbestos cancer mesolthelioma life expectancy is short following diagnosis of the condition, although in some cases surgery, chemotherapy for mesothelioma or radiotherapy may be used to ease mesothelioma symptoms and prolong the mesothelioma victim's life expectancy. It is important that the medical team considers all alternative mesothelioma treatment.
The two forms of mesothelioma are:
Diffuse Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: This is the more common type and is caused when asbestos fibres are inhaled into the lungs, causing a tumour to form on the lungs' lining. Early symptoms of of mesothelioma include chest pain and difficulty breathing.
Diffuse Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma: This is not as widespread, but is also caused by asbestos exposure. The fibres cause a tumour to form on the lining of the abdomen, causing it to stop lubricating the internal organs effectively.
Who is at risk of mesothelioma?
Causes of mesothelioma include asbestos which increases the risk of suffering asbestos exposure mesothelioma. Asbestos was used in many industries during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and those who worked with it would have been exposed to the tiny fibres which cause health problems in later life. The wives and children of many workers have also been known to suffer, as a result of contact with asbestos soiled work clothes and overalls.
Because men were far more likely to come into prolonged contact with asbestos through work during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, they are four times more likely than women to suffer from mesothelioma.
Because of the long asbestos mesothelioma latency period symptoms often do not show until 30 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos fibres.
The long latency period for mesothelioma makes it difficult in many cases to locate the employer who exposed workers or their insurers. This situation left many in the past without compensation and so for this reason a diffuse mesothelioma payment scheme was established to pay government compensation for mesothelioma victims.
People who worked in the following professions would have been likely to experience exposure to asbestos and been required to work with it, so are much more at risk of diseases such as mesothelioma:
- Boilermakers and installers
- Car and motor mechanics
- Pipe fitters and plumbers
- Joiners and carpenters
- Builders and construction workers
Making a mesothelioma compensation claim with specialist asbestos claims solicitors
You should look for the best asbestos mesothelioma advice and lawyers, someone who is caring and compassionate and willing and able to see you face to face. This is vital, especially in the final stages of advanced mesothelioma symptoms.
No amount of money can make up for the suffering of an individual and their family during a period of illness, particularly a terminal condition such as mesothelioma. However, a mesothelioma compensation claim can help to provide a future for the family, and to pay for any health care and treatment for the sufferer. There's no doubt that living with mesothelioma is difficult
If you or a family member is suffering from asbestos related illness or mesothelioma, contact Nigel Askew, specialist asbestos exposure lawyer, today for a free, no obligation consultation about your situation. With many years of experience, Nigel provides a no-win, no-fee service which focuses on all of your needs and requirements. Going the extra mile to ensure you get more than the average mesothelioma settlement. Call 01507 609027 or use the online contact form for more information.