Specialist Hampshire Mesothelioma Compensation Claim Solicitors
Every year 2500 people in the UK are diagnosed with Mesothelioma.
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma, or ‘Meso’ as it is commonly referred to, is a devastating form of cancer which is caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust.
The two main forms of Mesothelioma are;
- Pleural mesothelioma – where a cancerous tumour develops in the lining of the lungs
- Peritoneal mesothelioma – less common than pleural mesothelioma, but is where the tumour develops in the abdomen
The symptoms of Mesothelioma
The symptoms of mesothelioma include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest Pains
- Pleural effusions
- Weight loss
- Chronic cough
- Excessive sweating
- Fluid in the area around the lung
- Swelling of the face and arms
- Difficulty swallowing
Many of these symptoms are commonly associated with other conditions and diseases, but those suffering with mesothelioma are likely to have a number of the above symptoms over a few months before diagnosis.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we would urge you to see a GP as soon as possible.
Where asbestos was commonly used, mesothelioma can be associated with many professions such as electricians, boilermakers, builders, carpenters, pipe fitters and laggers, and plumbers. Mesothelioma cases are not limited to these professions, anyone who has had contact with asbestos is at risk, including secondary exposure such as at schools, industrial buildings and, of course, family members.
Mesothelioma can take decades to develop, and there is currently no cure.
We understand the urgency of these cases. If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, we will work quickly and fight hard to get you the maximum compensation, while working with the upmost compassion.
If you have lost a loved one to mesothelioma, we can help you and your family trace companies responsible for exposing your loved one to asbestos and hold them to account, while pursuing a mesothelioma compensation claim.
We are here to help you.
We can assist you in finding and contacting asbestos victim support groups to access vital support for those affected by mesothelioma.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and are looking for more information and support, or want to explore the option of bringing a mesothelioma claim, speak to us today.
We are able to assist, not only with the claim itself, but also applications for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB).
You can call us on for free on 0800 0351 999 or fill out the contact form and we will call you back.
We pride ourselves on providing a personalised service for each and every one of our clients; we understand that every person is unique, so we ensure that your legal service are too.
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.
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 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).