Mesothelioma & Asbestos Claims

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicone minerals which have been mined and used for more than 4000 years.  Because of its resistance to fire, heat, electrical and chemical damage, it’s strength and sound absorption, asbestos use became increasingly popular in the late 19th century.  The fact that it was relatively cheap to produce meant that the use of asbestos in the building and manufacturing industry was widespread.

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In the early 1900s researchers began to notice a large number of early deaths and lung problems in asbestos mining towns and the first diagnosis of asbestosis in the UK was in 1924.  The shape and size of the tiny asbestos fibres which make up asbestos dust mean that our lungs have difficulty expelling the fibres once they have been inhaled. The fibres become lodged within the lung tissue, and can remain dormant for many years before changes in the tissue start to occur.  

It is now accepted that exposure to asbestos can lead to a number of serious respiratory conditions, some of which can prove fatal.  Common asbestos related illnesses are as follows:-

  • Bilateral Diffuse Pleural Thickening

This is a condition whereby the moisture filled layer coating the lung becomes thickened, causing reduced lung capacity and breathlessness.

  • Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a condition seen in people who have inhaled large quantities of asbestos dust.  The deposits of asbestos fibre in the lungs result in the development of fibrous tissues within the lung, causing shortness of breath, serious breathing difficulties and the production of a sound known as lung “crackles” when breathing.

  • Lung Cancer

A large percentage of patients who suffer with asbestosis may go on to develop lung cancer.  It is often difficult, however, to prove that the development of lung cancer was a direct result of exposure to asbestos rather than exposure to other carcinogenics such as tobacco.

  • Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer primarily found in the lungs though also spreading to other parts of the body, including the heart, abdomen and groin.  Only those people who have been exposed to asbestos will develop Mesothelioma and sadly, once a diagnosis is made the prognosis is poor.

Rollingsons Solicitors have a vast amount of experience in dealing with asbestos related claims and have seen first hand how a diagnosis of one of the above conditions can have a devastating effect on the sufferer and his or her family.

Specialist solicitors are required to deal with these technical and sensitive claims, which can be made even if your exposure to asbestos was many years ago and even if your employer at the time is no longer in business.

If you believe that you are suffering from an asbestos related illness please contact one of our specialist lawyers on 0207 611 4848 to arrange an initial consultation at a reduced rate.

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