If you have been diagnosed with Asbestosis or Mesothelioma within the last 3 years and it is associated with Asbestos Exposure from your past or present employment then contact LPS today.
LPS has dedicated Industrial Disease solicitors that have helped thousands of people successfully claim asbestos compensation. We aim to the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim using our no win, no fee claims process.
What is Asbestosis?
Asbestosis is a chronic (long-term) lung condition caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a soft, greyish-white material that does not burn. In the past it was widely used in building construction to protect against fire and as a form of insulation.
Symptoms of asbestosis
Breathing in asbestos dust can scar the lungs, which can lead to:
- shortness of breath
These symptoms usually begin many years after the initial exposure to asbestos. In most cases, the symptoms do not become apparent until 15 to 30 years after exposure.
Swollen fingers, known as finger clubbing, is a less common sign of asbestosis. It is usually associated with more advanced cases. Asbestosis means the lung tissue has become scarred due to previous asbestos exposure. Pleural plaques or pleural thickening caused by asbestos are not the same as asbestosis. In these conditions, the membrane that covers the lungs (pleura) is damaged by asbestos, but the lungs themselves are unharmed.
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a malignant cancer of the Mesothelium (the mesothelium covers the outer surface of most of our internal organs). Most malignant mesothelioma cases occur in the tissues covering the Lungs (pleura) and Abdomen. Mesothelioma is a rare tumor and is highly associated with Asbestos exposure. However benign Mesothelioma is not associated with Asbestos.
Exposure to Asbestos is the only known cause of Malignant Mesothelioma and symptoms may not appear for many years (20-50 years) after the initial Asbestos exposure.
A link between Asbestos exposure and Mesothelioma has been known since the early 18th Century. Almost as many as 8 out of 10 people diagnosed with Mesothelioma report exposure to Asbestos.
What to do now?
If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma, you may be able to claim compensation. contact LPS we work on a no win, no fee basis so call our Industrial Disease solicitors today on 0800 996 1807, text 4myclaim to 88802,chat to us online or complete our short form now.