Exposure to Asbestos? Pleural Plagues, Asbestosis & Mesothelioma
Injuries relating to asbestos are unusual in that symptoms may not appear for decades after exposure. And, it is possible to suffer the effect of exposure to asbestos after only very brief exposure and for a short period of time.
We can advise in relation to claims for damages even where an employer has ceased to exist and also in relation to claims for benefits relating to asbestos exposure.
While some injuries such as pleural plaques may be asymptomatic asbestosis and mesothelioma do cause symptoms.
Asbestosis is a chronic inflammatory and fibrotic condition affecting the tissue of the lungs caused by the inhalation and retention of asbestos fibres.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer and develops from the mutation of cells in the outer lining of the lungs.
While most persons suffering from exposure to asbestos work with asbestos or are in proximity to other tradesmen using asbestos exposure can be second hand. Asbestos fibres carried home on the clothing of workmen have been found to cause problems within the family. Asbestos was used as a work material in offices and even schools and after many years of deterioration in work surfaces is now found to be causing problems. Litigation in relation to asbestos diseases can be complex in both medical and legal terms. With many years of experience in this field Stewarts can help.
Please contact us now on 0800 783 6125 for a free initial consultation.