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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

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 a claim was made successfully against his former employer. An award of over £150,000 was obtained for JH’s family.

Mesothelioma compensation for construction worker

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. A successful claim was made against the construction firm and an award of £80,000 was obtained.

Asbestosis compensation for electrician

Instructed by a retired electrician who had come into contact with asbestos whilst undertaking electrical contracting work in schools in the Midlands during the 1970s and 1980s. The client was diagnosed with asbestosis, a debilitating asbestos related disease, and passed away during the course of the case. Assistance was given to the client with his benefit applications and providing his family with advice on probate issues after the client had passed away. An award of £65,000 was obtained.

Compensation for sufferer of pleural thickening

Instructed by a former builder who worked on new build housing sites in the 1960s. The client was exposed to workers cutting sheets of asbestos in his immediate vicinity. Evidence to support the client’s claim was obtained quickly and was sent to the Defendant’s insurers. An award of £27,000 was obtained.

Compensation for asbestos related lung cancer

Instructed by a sufferer of asbestos related lung cancer. The client had lagged pipe work with asbestos materials in the early 1960s but the company had ceased to exist. Enquiries to trace where the liabilities of the company had gone and to inform the insurers were carried out quickly. A witness appeal was made. An award of £20,000 was obtained.

Mesothelioma Claim for Dockyard Worker

RS was employed as a pipe “lagger” in the dockyard. He was exposed to asbestos dust whilst working in the 1970’s and was diagnosed with mesothelioma. RS passed away before the claim concluded. A successful claim was brought against his employer following RS death and an award of over £80,000 was obtained.

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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