Mesothelioma Compensation

Mesothelioma Compensation
Mesothelioma Compensation
Mesothelioma Compensation

Do you suffer from pleural effusions, air hunger or a dry cough? Have you been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or Asbestosis? If so, read our mesothelioma symptoms guide for further information on the signs and causes of the asbestos related disease and for advice on how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, exposure to even a single asbestos fibre is enough to cause Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma affects the mesothelium, which is the protective lining found around all the internal organs of the body. As the asbestos fibres are inhaled during normal breathing, Mesothelioma damages the pleura around the lungs leading to breathing difficulties such as shortness of breath. In rare cases it can also affect the abdominal cavity and areas around the heart leading to more health issues.

Symptoms of Mesothelioma?

Symptoms of mesothelioma are often hard to identify in its early stages due to the damage not becoming apparent until years or decades later. Below we have identified some of the main symptoms that can be found relating to a mesothelioma claim.

  • Pleural Effusion: This is where a build-up of fluid makes it difficult for the lung to expand. This can lead to impaired breathing and chest pain, which can subsequently result in diminished breathing sounds and movement of the chest on the affected side.
  • Dyspnoea: Also known as 'air hunger', this can be particularly alarming and stressful for sufferers. Pleural effusion is the most common cause of this problem, as breathing can become difficult and laboured, which can result in great discomfort and anxiety.
  • Dry Cough or Wheezing: A persistent, hoarse cough accompanied by wheezing is a common side effect of pleural effusion and having an accumulation of fluid around the lungs. The cough will typically not be accompanied by any phlegm and seem unproductive to the sufferer.
  • Fatigue & Tiredness: The restricted lung function and laboured breathing can leave the sufferer fatigued and tired following any physical exertion.
  • Abdominal Pain: This is the first symptom that people with peritoneal mesothelioma often suffer from. Enlargement and tenderness of the abdomen can then follow, with fluid build-up occurring later on in the illness. This can cause loss of appetite and subsequently lead to weight loss.

If you suffer from any of the above symptoms or have been exposed to asbestos in the past we would advise you visit your local GP and seek medical advice. They will be able to give you a proper diagnosis and offer you treatments for the condition.

Mesothelioma Compensation

How do I Make a Mesothelioma Claim For Compensation

At Roberts Jackson we promise to expertly manage your mesothelioma claim for compensation on your behalf, meaning that you can focus on your health and spending time with the people that matter to you. Using our full expertise, our mesothelioma solicitors will work hard to build a strong case against the responsible party and negotiate the settlement for you.

We work hard to identify who is responsible for your condition and even in circumstances where the business is no longer trading we can still identify their insurance provider and obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact us & Further Information

If you would like to find out more about our claims process and how we can help you make a Mesothelioma claim, contact us on 0808 115 3248 for a free initial consultation where we will explain the options available to you.


Asbestos Related Conditions Compensation Amounts

Pleural Thickening

£25,000 to £51,500

Asbestosis

£31,500 to £69,500

Lung Cancer

£51,500 to £69,500

Mesothelioma

£5,000 to £83,750

*All figures are based on the maximum JC guidelines*

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