Our approach to mesothelioma claims is, and always has been, to strive to recover the maximum compensation in the shortest possible time.
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lungs which is caused as a direct result of exposure to and is most commonly contracted whilst at work.
If you or someone you know has developed Mesothelioma or any other asbestos related diseases then you have a potential claim for compensation.
Many workers will have been at risk from Asbestos exposure is as it was widely used in manufacturing, building, shipbuilding and construction industry.
Unlike other asbestos related conditions the condition can develop even if the persons exposure to asbestos was of very short duration.
There have also been many cases in Glasgow in which the families of the person working with the asbestos have gone on to develop an asbestos related condition as they have come into contact with the asbestos fibres which have been carried home on the overalls belonging to their relative.
Insurers are loath to give away their money too easily to undeserving claimants and there are certain hoops that claimants must go through to receive the compensation that they deserve.
Our role at Redress is to ensure that everyone affected by Mesothelioma directly or indirectly see the quality of their lives improve following the award of cash compensation.
part of and our friends in the Asbestos Action Groups have been officially acknowledged as playing a vital part in the decision to speed up implementation of the Mesothelioma Damages Bill in Scotland. As a result the law in Scotland will now allow full compensation to be paid to living victims of mesothelioma.
For more on this story the Rights of Relatives to Damages Mesothelioma Bill Scotland .
Redress offer skilled asbestos & mesothelioma compensation claims solicitors who have helped thousands of victims claim the compensation they deserve. We fight for the compensation you and your family deserve. We have always refused to act for insurance companies.
There are three different types of Mesothelioma, called Pleural Mesothelioma, Peritoneal Mesothelioma and Pericardial Mesothelioma.
The first called Pleural Mesothelioma is the most common and is caused by inhaling asbestos fibres into the lungs. A tumour then forms on the lining (pleura) of the lungs, which makes breathing difficult and painful.
The second, called Peritoneal Mesothelioma is less common and is caused by inhaled fibres which are coughed up out of the lungs and then swallowed down into the stomach. A tumour then develops on the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) which prevents it from working properly to lubricate the organs inside the abdomen. Problems with the organs will follow.
The third and most rare type of Mesothelioma is Pericardial Mesothelioma. Patients suffering from this type of Mesothelioma develop a tumour on the membranes lining the heart and this prevents the heart from moving properly to pump blood around the body.
provided by Frank Maguire, Partner and Senior Solicitor Advocate who has been at the forefront of asbestos and mesothelioma litigation and advances both in respect of liability and damages in the UK.
The symptoms of Mesothelioma related lung diseases typically develop over a period of years, most of which begin with respiratory problems.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma related disease include:
Types of workers who may be affected:
1. Collect detailed information on your full work history, including any use of asbestos or the release of asbestos dust which you may have been exposed to during that time.
2. Consult your doctor first, but be aware that many GPs have a limited knowledge of work related illnesses. Do not accept a doctor’s diagnosis against work-related illness as the last word if you are still in any doubt.
3. Request to be referred to a specialist with experience in occupational health who is better equipped to assess your condition.
4. Gather information and look for evidence of other employees who have suffered from a similar illness and information relating to the use of asbestos and actions which may have resulted in the release of asbestos dust used at work.
5. You should also approach the Department for Work and Pensions and claim the relevant benefits available for recognised industrial diseases. Your entitlement to these benefits will be an indication that your illness is work related.
6. Court proceedings must be commenced within 3 years of the date on which you first knew that you had a condition caused by your work. The time limit for those with mental incapacity may vary. If it is a fatal case and had not been time barred by the deceased then it will be 3 years from the date of death.
7. Contact Redress as soon as possible.
Remember, even if you’re not sure, Redress can still advise you free of charge at this stage and are here to help you with any questions you may have call 0800 0287828.