Mesothelioma can take over 40 years to develop and unfortunately the disease diagnosis is expected to rise and peak over the next 5 to 10 years.
The reason that a Mesothelioma compensation claim can be so important is because it is considered a terminal disease, so when victims are diagnosed they may only have a short time to live. Hattons Solicitors understand that Mesothelioma compensation can help to support the families and loved ones left behind.
There were 2056 deaths from Mesothelioma in 2006, which were mainly caused by the two main types of the disease Pleural Mesothelioma and Peritoneal Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is caused by breathing in asbestos dust and is usually exposed via places of work such as building sites, shipyards, factories and power stations.
However as asbestos used to be so widely used, there are other ways that people could have been exposed, and even now people are still at risk of exposure, for example in older buildings. Mesothelioma affects approximately four times as many men as women.
Unfortunately Mesothelioma can develop after exposure to relatively low levels of asbestos. There are also many women who have developed Mesothelioma after working with the clothes of their male relatives, or by living nearby to a factory that used asbestos.
Although asbestos has come into contact with many workers, there are particular types of work that are more likely to be hazardous.
We have a highly experienced legal team who have helped many Mesothelioma victims, including Hattons Solicitors Senior Partner Bruce Hatton, who has been helping victims for over 20 years.
Hattons Solicitors can advise you of your best options and answer any concerns or questions that you have before processing any claim.
We work closely with our clients to keep them informed about their claim and our clients can also be reassured by having access to our online file view system to find out where their case is up to at their own convenience.
If you would like legal advice on making a Mesothelioma compensation claim after exposure to asbestos please call our legal team on 0800 298 9690 or alternatively fill in the Claim Now form and we will call you back.