Mesothelioma & Asbestosis Symptoms
There are a wide number of illness related to contact with asbestos including debilitating conditions such as cancer and mesothelioma. And if you are diagnosed with these illnesses, Claims Direct can help. We use lawyers who are experts in making asbestos claims and helping sufferers of asbestos related lung cancer, mesothelioma and pleural plaques so contact us today.
Asbestosis can develop when someone has been in heavy contact with asbestos – normally more than 20 years ago. You can make a compensation claim once you have been told you have the condition, even though it may be a long time since your contact with asbestos.
Symptoms include a shortness of breath, abnormal chest sounds and a condition called “clubbing” of the fingertips. Diagnosis is by chest x-ray, a CT scan and tests on the lungs. The condition gets slowly worse and can be very disabling, but asbestosis is rarely terminal.
Lung cancer can develop following contact with asbestos, particularly if the sufferer was also a smoker. Although it takes many years for lung cancer to develop following contact with asbestos, it is sadly quite often fatal.
You can make a claim for compensation if you have been diagnosed with lung cancer following contact with asbestos. However, you will have to prove on balance that contact with asbestos was at least partly the cause of your cancer call us to discuss your claim today.
Mesothelioma is a tumour, normally in the lining of the lungs, which is fatal. It is caused by contact with asbestos. Mesothelioma can develop even if you weren’t in contact with asbestos often or for very long.
Mesothelioma can appear between 10 and 50 years after being in contact with asbestos. It is very serious and mesothelioma normally causes chest pain and shortness of breath which increases in severity. Mesothelioma is diagnosed using x-ray, CAT scan, biopsy and other lung tests. Presently there is no cure for mesothelioma.
At Claims Direct we can help you with a mesothelima claim, we use lawyers who are experts in making mesothelioma claims so call us for a free discussion about your mesothelioma claim.
Diffuse pleural thickening
Pleural thickening happens when the lining of the lungs is scarred by asbestos fibres. When the thickening covers a large area of this lining, it is known as diffuse pleural thickening.
This condition leads to shortness of breath during activity but is not fatal. Pleural thickening is diagnosed by x-ray and lung tests.
Pleural plaques are a scarring of the lining of the lung tissue caused by being in contact with asbestos. Pleural plaques are diagnosed by x-ray but don’t normally harm the lungs or cause any symptoms.
Diagnosis of pleural plaques proves you have been in contact with asbestos and many people suffer from anxiety over whether they will develop a more serious asbestos-related illness, such as mesothelioma, in the future.
Contact Claims Direct for help with your compensation claim
Claims Direct use lawyers who are personal injury experts who will be able to advise you if you have a claim for an asbestos related illness, such as mesothelioma or asbestosis. Call us today for a free first discussion about your claim.SHARE THIS