Mesothelioma is a rare and serious form of cancer. When people refer to mesothelioma disease they are in fact referring to mesothelioma cancer. Mesothelioma develops malignant cells in the mesothelium, which is a thin membrane or protective lining that covers many of the body’s major internal organs. Mesothelioma disease is thought to only be caused by exposure to asbestos and up to 7500 people are treated for the condition in the UK each year. With the latency period for the disease extremely long – between 20 and 50 years – this figure is set to continue if not even rise.
Symptoms of mesothelioma disease are similar to many less serious conditions and include symptoms such as a dry cough, difficulty breathing and fever. Often those suffering have no idea how serious their condition is until they are diagnosed with mesothelioma disease. The condition is caused by inhalation of asbestos fibres and dust into the lungs and this is normally associated with workmen such as miners or construction workers, who before legislation was passed were exposed to the substance on a day-to-day basis.
People who suffer from mesothelioma have usually come into contact with asbestos during the course of their working life. Employers and authorities have insurance in place to provide compensation for asbestos victims, who through no fault of their own are suffering from serious health difficulties. Ashley Ainsworth are experts in mesothelioma disease claim and mesothelioma compensation.
There are four main types of mesolthelioma disease:
- Pleural mesothelioma
- Peritoneal mesothelioma
- Pericardial mesothelioma
- Testicular mesothelioma
Pleural mesothelioma – the most common form of the disease, it develops in the pleura, the membrane lining the lungs.
Peritoneal mesothelioma – develops in the lining/membrane of the abdomen.
Pericardial mesothelioma – develops in the pericardium, the membrane surrounding the heart. Pericardial mesothelioma is very rare.
Testicular mesothelioma – Again extremely rare, testicular mesothelioma develops in the membrane surrounding the testicles.
All four forms are caused by exposure to asbestos. If you have been diagnosed with any of the above it is worth a call to us today for free and confidential advice on your situation. People who make asbestos compensation claims are often concerned about the financial implications involved but all claims through Ashley Ainsworth are on a strictly no win, no fee basis. Claiming for mesothelioma compensation can help finance you and your family through the course and treatment of your condition. Employers and authorities have insurance in place to provide compensation to victims of asbestos inhalation through an industrial disease claim solicitors.
Mesothelioma Disease Claim
At Ashley Ainsworth we have vast experience in dealing with mesothelioma compensation claims. We can provide you with a top UK asbestos claims solicitor who specialises in the field. They have helped many people before and know exactly the best course of action to get you the compensation package you are entitled too.
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