Mesothelioma Compensation Lawyers
A form of cancer often caused by asbestos exposure
Mesothelioma is a cancer that affects the membranes that cover many of your body’s organs, the most commonly effected area being the outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall, but it may also occur in the the lining of the abdominal cavity or the heart, amongst others. People with asbestosis also have a high probability of developing mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma can develop many years after exposure to asbestos; usually between 40-60 years. There is no clear indication of how much exposure to asbestos is needed to promote the onset of mesothelioma. Cases of mesothelioma have been documented with even 1-3 months of exposure, and even through indirect exposure, such as air ventilation systems.
The symptoms of mesothelioma include shortness of breath due to fluid between the lung and the chest wall, chest pains, and general symptoms , such as weight loss.
Sadly, the prognosis for mesothelioma is poor. Around 85% of people who are diagnosed with the condition will die within three years of being diagnosed. Every year in the UK there are approximately 1,800 deaths as a result of mesothelioma, and this figure is expected to rise further in the next few years.
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