Steps to Follow If You Suffer from Dyspnoea

Steps to Follow If You Suffer from Dyspnoea
Steps to Follow If You Suffer from Dyspnoea
Dyspnoea – which is also known as shortness of breath or air hunger – is a common symptom of mesothelioma, a health condition often caused by asbestos exposure at work.

If you believe that you have dyspnoea, Roberts Jackson can help you to determine the cause of your breathing problem and the medical care available to you. Our solicitors can also provide you with a comprehensive level of legal support, making sure that you are properly treated and compensated for any health and financial setbacks suffered if your condition is work related.

Consult your GP early

We would recommend that you go to your GP as soon as you notice that you have dyspnoea, as an early diagnosis can often lead to better treatment options for mesothelioma sufferers.

Inform your GP of any other mesothelioma symptoms you have such as chest pain, harsh breathing sounds or pleural effusions. Also, make sure that you tell your GP about any asbestos exposure you have suffered, even if it happened decades ago as mesothelioma can take years to develop.

Your GP can then refer you for medical tests, which typically include chest x-rays, lung function tests, CT and MRI scans as well as biopsy procedures. These assessments then enable your doctor to diagnose your symptoms and provide you with access to the medical care you require.

Treatment available to mesothelioma sufferers

There is palliative and potentially curative treatment available for mesothelioma sufferers, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

Our legal team have been able to develop strong working relationships with medical professionals over the years. With their support and knowledge, we are able to build and pursue mesothelioma claims that gain you access to all the necessary medical treatment and care you require.

Receive specialist legal support

Whether you have yet to visit a GP or already have a mesothelioma diagnosis, get in contact with Roberts Jackson on 0800 001 4496 for free and impartial legal advice on what to do next.

If you wish to pursue a compensation claim, our expert mesothelioma lawyers can handle the case on your behalf. As specialists in industrial diseases and work-related conditions, we will strive to make sure that you are fully compensated for the impact mesothelioma has had on your life.