Expert Asbestos Compensation Claim Solicitors in Hampshire
What is asbestosis?
Asbestosis is the scarring of the tissues of the lungs and those diagnosed are of increased risk of developing lung cancer and mesothelioma in the future.
Symptoms of Asbestosis
Symptoms of asbestosis include:
- Persistent cough
- Shortness of breath
- Chest Pain
- Swollen fingertips
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we urge you to see your GP as soon as you are able to.
Diagnosis of Asbestosis
Many of the symptoms of asbestosis mimic less serious conditions such as pneumonia and asthma, so diagnosis can be difficult.
However, usually the process for diagnosing asbestosis is through medical consultation and a Chest x-ray or CT scan.
Pulmonary function testing may also be carried out to assess how well the lungs are functioning.
If you or a loved one have received a diagnosis of asbestosis, you are not alone, there are many groups offering help, advice and support.
We are also here to help – call us for free advice about finding out how, why and who is responsible for your exposure to asbestos.
Treatment of asbestosis
There are currently no treatments to reverse asbestosis, but there are treatments that can slow the progress and relieve symptoms.
Oxygen therapy is commonly offered to sufferers who find breathing difficult.
We are here to help you
If you or a loved one feel that their asbestosis diagnosis is as a result of negligence by a current or former employer, contact Swain & Co solicitors today for free, expert advice over the phone about the possibility of bringing an asbestosis claim.
Our team are experienced in helping people diagnosed with asbestosis 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 negligence, industrial 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).