In March 2011 the Supreme Court delivered a ruling with important implications for the victims of mesothelioma; particularly for those claimants who were exposed to relatively low levels of asbestos dust. Mesothelioma is a disease which causes malignant cancer cells to form within the lining of the chest, abdomen, or around the heart. In the […]
The families of two women who both died as a result of Malignant Mesothelioma have won their claims for compensation after the Supreme Court ruled in their favour in March 2011. Mrs Wilmore was exposed to asbestos whilst a pupil at school and died from Mesothelioma in 2009 aged 49. Mrs Costello also suffered malignant […]
Compensation may be available for individuals who have been exposed to asbestos in the past. The fibrous particles of asbestos can cause debilitating diseases like mesothelioma, which affects the protective layer around the lungs. A diagnosis may be decades after the exposure and can be completely devastating to a family.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which affects both the lining of the lungs (the pleura) and the lower digestive tract (the peritoneum)
Mesothelioma was previously thought to be rare, but in recent decades there has been a dramatic increase in the number of reported cases.