Asbestos Claims UK

Giving you the information on asbestos and mesothelioma claims

Asbestos PoisoningAsbestos poisoning, unlike any other common types of poisoning wherein there is an immediate adverse reaction in the victim’s body, takes as many as 20 years to show its devastating impact on a person’s health. When asbestos fibers are inhaled, it is possible that the victims don’t even notice  – not until many years later when they are diagnosed with any of the most lethal results of asbestos poisoning, namely asbestosis, malignant mesothelioma, and lung cancer.

Asbestosis

A person is diagnosed with asbestosis when it is determined that inhaled asbestos fibers have been embedded in the lung tissue, damage the lung tissue and impair its ability to take in oxygen. When left untreated, the disease could result in the victim losing lung capacity and eventually unable to engage in extended physical activities.

Malignant Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a devastating type of cancer that develops in the mesothelium membrane that wraps around the lungs and heart as well as the chest and abdominal cavities. Mesothelioma is commonly diagnosed in its late stages as symptoms develop much later than other types of cancer.

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer develops when malformed cells (due to the asbestos fibers lodged in the lungs) multiply uncontrollably.  In short, lung cancer can be caused by malignant mesothelioma in its advance stages.

What are the symptoms of asbestos poisoning?

What’s devastating about asbestos poisoning is the fact that its early symptoms are often mistaken as symptoms of common pulmonary conditions. It’s only determined many years later that the persistent coughing, tightening of the chest, and difficulty in breathing that are usual signs of common respiratory illnesses are early symptoms of a deadly disease.

Individuals who have had direct or prolonged exposure to asbestos are very likely to develop any of these life-threatening medical conditions.  If you are one of them, it is helpful to know what legal steps you can do to protect yourself medically and financially in the future.

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