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Asbestos lung cancer claims

Asbestos lung cancer claims


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No Win No Fee Asbestos Lung Cancer Claim Solicitors in Southampton

It is reported that twice as many people die of asbestos related lung cancer each year than through mesothelioma.

Symptoms of asbestos related lung cancer

Symptoms of asbestos related lung cancer include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent cough that is getting worse
  • Chest pain which is worse when deep breathing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Hoarseness
  • Coughing up blood
  • Wheezing

Again, many of these symptoms can be associated with less serious conditions. Most sufferers of asbestos related lung cancer have a number of symptoms in the months leading up to diagnosis.

If you have any of the above symptoms, please see your GP urgently.

Diagnosing asbestos related lung cancer

Diagnosing asbestos related lung cancer can be through a chest x-ray or CT scan, and then confirmation through a biopsy.

It can be difficult to narrow down whether the lung cancer is as a result of exposure to asbestos or whether another factor is involved, such as smoking. It is established that smokers exposed to asbestos have a much greater risk of developing lung cancer. The diagnosis process is the same for all lung cancers.

The quicker a diagnosis, the better the prognosis for sufferers.

Treatment of asbestos related lung cancer

Treatment of asbestos related lung cancer depends on many factors, but typically includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

We are here to help you

If you or a loved one feel that their lung cancer diagnosis is as a result of exposure to asbestos through the negligence of a current or former employer, contact Swain & Co solicitors today for free, expert advice over the phone about the possibility of bringing a claim.

Our team are experienced in helping people diagnosed with asbestos related cancer and their families to bring successful claims on a no win no fee basis.

Some of our success cases:

Mesothelioma Compensation for Dock Worker

Johnathan was instructed by the estate of JH who had been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos dust in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Unfortunately, JH passed away before providing instructions but Johnathan brought a successful claim against his former employer. John secured a compensation award of over £150,000 for JH’s family.

Mesothelioma compensation for construction worker

Johnathan was instructed by a client who had been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos dust whilst building new homes on constructions sites in the 1960’s. Johnathan brought a successful claim against the construction firm and secured a compensation award of over £80,000 for his client.

Compensation for contact dermatitis

Johnathan was instructed by a client who was diagnosed with contact dermatitis affecting his hands. His client regularly came into contact with cement dust and wet cement without protection or washing facilities on many sites. Johnathan brought a successful claim against his employer and secured a compensation award of £20,000 for his client.

Johnathan Steventon-Kiy specialises in clinical negligenceindustrial disease and personal injury litigation.

Johnathan joined Swain & Co Solicitors in January 2017 at the Firm’s Havant office. Johnathan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) and is a member of the Association of Personal Injury lawyers (APIL).

Asbestosis Compensation Claims - Johnathan

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