Mesothelioma is a tumour (or cancer) that usually grows in the pleura (the external lining of the lungs) or the peritoneum (the lining of the abdomen).
It was not generally recognised until the late 1950s and is nearly always caused by exposure to asbestos.
Making a claim for compensation
There is a long time gap between when someone is exposed to asbestos and when mesothelioma develops, ranging from 12-15 years to 60-70 years, but typically the gap is around 30-40 years.
This means you are likely to have been exposed to asbestos many years ago.
Our priority is to gather the evidence we will need and to make an assessment on whether you have grounds for a claim.
We will come and meet you, at your home, in order to understand the history of how you were exposed to asbestos.
The amount of exposure to asbestos required for mesothelioma to develop is not known, but medical science has not ruled out that very low levels of exposure to blue, brown or white asbestos can cause the disease.
Please contact Nicky Howe for more information or to make an appointment.
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