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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Asbestos disease: mesothelioma

    Asbestos disease: mesothelioma

    Have you worked in any of the following areas?

    • Building industry
    • Ship building industry
    • Manufacture of household appliances
    • Motor industry
    • Power stations
    • Telephone exchanges

    If the answer is yes and you have been diagnosed with the asbestos disease mesothelioma you may be entitled to compensation. Why not take our 30-second test (as recommended by our patron Esther Rantzen) and see if you qualify?

    Who are Accident Advice Helpline?

    Accident Advice Helpline have been specialists in personal injuries for over 14 years and operate on a 100% no win, no fee policy. Our friendly experienced advisers are on hand to provide a supportive and professional service.

    Most claims can be handled by telephone and you might not need to attend court.

    We can help you get the compensation you deserve and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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    Why not call our freephone today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and start your compensation claim?

    What will we do?

    As soon as you instruct us, Accident Advice Helpline will begin to gather evidence of your exposure to asbestos, working towards a successful civil asbestos claim against the insurers of your employers – even if you no longer work there or the firm no longer exists.

    Information about Asbestos and the Asbestos disease Mesothelioma

    There are three main types of commercially used asbestos:

    Crocidolite (Blue)
    Amosite (Brown)
    Chrysotile (White)

    Inhalation or ingestion of blue, brown or white asbestos could cause mesothelioma.

    More than 2,500 people are diagnosed with the asbestos disease mesothelioma in the UK each year and this is expected to rise. 107,000 people worldwide die each year from mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.

    What is the Asbestos disease, Mesothelioma?

    Mesothelioma is where cancerous cells develop on the outer linings of the lungs and internal chest wall. The most common ways to contract mesothelioma are through inhalation or ingestion of asbestos particles.

    What are the signs or symptoms of Mesothelioma?

    A problem with many asbestos related diseases is that it can take decades for the symptoms to surface. A general guide would include a shortness of breath which is caused by fluid building up between the lung and chest wall. You may experience chest wall pain, and sometimes unexpected weight loss.

    How can a diagnosis be made?

    Diagnosis may be suspected based on a CT scan or chest x-ray but will be confirmed by either inserting a tube into the chest (thoracoscopy) or biopsy (removing suspicious tissue).

    Date Published: 26th July 2013

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.