What are the signs and symptoms of Mesothelioma?
Signs of Mesothelioma
During the early stages of this asbestos related disease, the
cancer presents as small lumps in the lining of the
lungs and does not show on scans or x-rays. At
this early stage, the disease is unlikely to cause any symptoms.
If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma then you may be able to claim compensation
for this industrial disease. Talk to our
Mesothelioma Compensation Claims Team to find out how they can help and
support you during this difficult time.
As it progresses, mesothelioma usually causes general symptoms:
- loss of appetite, and
- weight loss
As the asbestos related disease progresses further, mesothelioma
symptoms become apparent such as:
- chest pain, and
- shortness of breath
Often due to a combination of factors:
- the lining of the lung thickens and can act like a rind around the lung that restricts
lung movement and prevent lung expansion
- the mesothelioma disease can extend into the tissues around the lung, including
nerves and bone, and this can cause severe pain
- fluid may also accumulate around the lung which can restrict lung expansion
Asbestos dust victim passes away all too soon
Mr M was exposed to asbestos dust and fibres during his employment with his local
City Council during removal works performed in the late 60s and early 70s. Asbestos
had been removed from boilers and pipe work in the boiler room at a local school
and he was present during the works. The work also involved removing old paintwork
covered with asbestos and also the asbestos surrounding the old boiler. He was able
to see dust in the air when the asbestos was being stripped off. He was not warned
to avoid the area, nor was he provided with any respiratory protection whatsoever.
Almost 40 years later, Mr M starting experiencing severe shortness of breath and
chest pains. He consulted his GP who referred him to a chest physician who diagnosed
him with mesothelioma. Sadly, his health deteriorated very rapidly and he passed
away as a result of the disease within 3 months of his diagnosis.
Mr M’s son and personal representative to his estate sought to bring a claim for
compensation on behalf of his late father. Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors secured
£50,000 in compensation for his family.
Think you are developing mesothelioma symptoms?
If you have concerns that you may be suffering from this asbestos related illness,
or you have experienced some or all of the mesothelioma symptoms above, you should
seek medical advice immediately. You should consult with your GP who will refer
you to a specialist, if appropriate, who will be able to advise you on a treatment
Make a no-obligation enquiry
If you have mesothelioma symptoms or have been diagnosed
with Mesothelioma you could be entitled to compensation.
Please call our Asbestos Disease Team on freephone: 0808 129 3320 or use our
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