All You Should Know About Mesothelioma Claims

By linwoodhuffin on January 21, 2011 In Construction

Like all types of cancer, mesothelioma is a tumour. It occurs in the mesothelium, which is a thin surround of the chest and the abdomen that is there to aid the operation of some of our essential organs. Quite simply, the mesothelioma causes this lining to thicken, and as it does so it increases the pressure on the organs concerned. This eventually leads to to damage and where it effects the lungs this can result in a difficulty in breathing. It is known as an industrial disease because, as with some similar illnesses, it has been definitely proven to be most prevalent among those who worked in areas where asbestos was rife.

The building industry, plumbing, electricians and the shipbuilding industry are the main jobs where infection with mesothelioma has been allied, but it is essential to know that the disease itself can take many years – usually around 30 – for it to come to light. This, naturally, has led to it being more and more frequent these days as those who worked with asbestos in the days before it was banned find they are suffering long after.?Indications of mesothelioma include difficulty in breathing, pain in the chest area and sudden weight loss; other symptoms can be such as heavy sweating at night, a persistent cough and swelling in the abdomen. These are all symptoms that are reported by people making mesothelioma claims and should be taken extremely seriously if they are experienced by anyone who has worked in the industries listed or by those close to them. Asbestos fibre, the usual cause of mesothelioma, can easily have been transported on the clothes of those exposed to it, and inhaled regularly by people with close contact. It is essential to remember, however, that most of the indications of mesothelioma may be caused by other illnesses, and this is why it is important to make sure you have medical diagnosis on experiencing any of those mentioned.

Since the illness is classified as an industrial disease, and known to have been caused by negligence, there is great scope for compensation awards. It is important, however, that medical diagnosis is obtained and that you seek out an an experienced and knowledgeable professional – a solicitor experienced in mesothelioma and asbestosis claims- to pursue your claim for you. The law surrounding industrial diseases can be complex and often a minefield for the uninitiated, hence the recommended use of a solicitor. You will find many examples of solicitors with experience in the area of mesothelioma by browsing the net, or you might have seen adverts on the television or in magazines, but either way do not delay for you may be entitled to a payout.

Linwood Huffmin specialises in mesothelioma claim and asbestos contamination at a British based website in the injury claims industry. She also posts about personal injuries, sports injuries, whiplash compensation claims and general negligence cases as well as personal economics.