Asbestosis and mesothelioma : What help is available to victims?
Mesothelioma is a cancer and asbestosis is a chronic, prolonged lung disease caused by exposure to asbestos, a building and insulating material widely used until the end of the 20th Century. This exposure is likely to have taken place over a period of years, during the sufferer’s working life, usually in construction or as a dockyard or ship worker.
Can my doctor help me?
You must visit your doctor if you are suffering from:
- Persistent shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Unexplained weight loss
Your doctor can arrange for scans and tests which could result in a diagnosis of asbestosis, mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease.
Treatment for these illnesses is similar to treatment for other cancers but, unfortunately, the chances of recovery are very low.
Can the government help?
As the biggest industrial killer in the UK, health and safety advice for dealing with asbestos and its safe removal is now widespread thanks to government laws and campaigns.
While awareness of the terrible impact caused by the once-ubiquitous building material is now high, that doesn’t help those who were silently cloaked in asbestos as they worked often many years ago.
Is there any other help available for sufferers of asbestosis and mesothelioma ?
Accident Advice Helpline can help anyone who has received a diagnosis of any asbestos-related disease. Whether your workplace exposure to asbestos was fifteen or fifty years ago, our legal experts can probably claim compensation for you.
You won’t be preparing to enjoy your old age as you had hoped, but you can prepare to cope with your illness to the utmost of your ability.
Anxiety-free compensation claims
When you call Accident Advice Helpline you will speak to our friendly, professional advisers. Our freephone lines are open 24 hours a day.
Most claims we deal with can be processed by telephone, and most claimants do not even need to attend court. It really is a stress-free process designed for you to receive your rightful compensation as smoothly as possible.
Accident Advice Helpline works on a “no win, no fee” basis so there is no pressure for you, whatsoever.
Asbestosis and mesothelioma – Accident Advice Helpline can help
Asbestos-induced diseases are killing up to 4,000 Britons every year. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice, so we can help you while we still have the chance.
Date Published: 2nd September 2013
Author: David Brown