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Worried about asbestos exposure

What do I tell my GP if I am worried about asbestos exposure?

19th Dec 19 8:00 AM

Whilst your GP will always be willing to note your exposure to asbestos, this information will not be of particular concern unless you are also displaying symptoms associated with asbestos related conditions. Many people who have been exposed to asbestos will not go on to develop an asbestos related disease....

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How is mesothelioma diagnosed?

How is mesothelioma diagnosed?

17th Dec 19 9:43 AM

Catching mesothelioma early can provide a better chance of being able to receive life-extending cancer treatments, as well as improved survival rates. Mesothelioma, a cancer caused predominantly by exposure to asbestos dust and fibres, will cause more than 53,000 deaths in the UK between the years 2013 and 2037. According...

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Can I claim compensation for pleural plaques?

Can I get compensation for pleural plaques?

6th Dec 19 8:00 AM

Pleural plaques, a benign and non-cancerous asbestos-related disease, develop after inhaled asbestos fibres cause localised scarring or calcification of the pleura – the lining of the lungs and rib-cage. Some confusion surrounds the ability to claim for pleural plaques, as it is only compensable following exposure to asbestos while working...

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What are the warning signs and symptoms of mesothelioma?

What are the first signs and symptoms of mesothelioma?

24th Oct 19 8:00 AM

Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos dust and fibres. We understand that this disease will have an impact on your life and the lives of those around you. If you have been exposed to asbestos in the past, whether through work or from secondary exposure from your...

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How long do mesothelioma claims take?

How long do mesothelioma claims take?

22nd Oct 19 11:30 AM

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is likely that you will be able to claim for compensation. What is mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer caused, in the vast majority of cases, by exposure to asbestos dust and fibres. It is thought to be quite a rare cancer,...

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