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If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and you think this is due to your current or previous work, you may be entitled to make a mesothelioma compensation claim.
Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer. It is sometimes known as ‘Meso’ and often develops after people have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer which is caused by exposure to asbestos and is most commonly contracted due to exposure to asbestos at work.
Mesothelioma is often known by the term ‘Meso’, a shortened version of the full name. The cells that cover the outer surface of the body’s internal organs are called mesothelial cells, which is where the cancer gets its name from. We can help you to fight for mesothelioma compensation.
There is no cure for mesothelioma and once diagnosis is made, patients are usually told that they don’t have a long time left to live. Life can be prolonged by radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery in some cases, but the cancer is still known as a terminal illness. Mesothelioma can be found either on the lungs, heart or abdomen. Though there are two primary types of the cancer, pleural mesothelioma is the most common and most mesothelioma claims we deal with are centred on it.
Pleural Mesothelioma is the result of asbestos fibres being breathed into the lungs. Once a tumour forms on the pleura or lining of the lungs, breathing becomes more and more difficult. Peritoneal Mesothelioma is not as common but occurs when a tumour forms on the abdomen due to exposure to asbestos. We can help you seek justice if you’ve been affected by either of these forms of mesothelioma.
Asbestos was widely used in the factories, building sites and shipyards of the 1950s to early 1990s before it was banned in 1999. During this period it was thought of as safe before research proved that this wasn’t the case. Even people who were only exposed to the deadly fibres of asbestos on a short-term basis may go on to develop an asbestos-related illness.
Asbestos is widely associated with workers such as electricians, joiners, carpenters, builders, boilers, laggers, mechanics and plumbers but many people working outside of these professions have been affected too. We have even fought for justice on behalf of teachers and office staff in the past.
At Blackwater Law, we’re experts when it comes to mesothelioma and mesothelioma compensation claims. Our team of legal and medical professionals can lead you through your mesothelioma compensation claim and help you to achieve the justice that you deserve.
Having dealt with so many claims, we have the know-how and experience to deliver the results that you deserve, whether you have contracted mesothelioma yourself or are seeking justice after a loved one battled the disease. Get in touch with Blackwater Law today to discuss your mesothelioma claims.