Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Category: Asbestos

Today is National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. In a bid to join the movement of bringing more attention and funding to this disease, we wanted to compose an insight on the topic and highlight that we can help if you or someone you know has been affected by this cancer.

Asbestos was a key material in the shipbuilding industry and Plymouth is one of the areas in the UK that has been most affected by asbestos related disease which can take several forms. We have a team at Nash & Co who are specialist asbestos compensation solicitors; we have considerable experience in getting the compensation for employees that they rightfully deserve.”
Mike Shiers, Partner

Where was asbestos used?

 As a versatile material asbestos was used very widely, in a variety of forms, in the building of hospitals, schools and homes in addition to many other civil engineering and large-scale construction projects; more specifically the material is found, for example, in pipe insulation, corrugated roofing sheets, ceiling tiles and some paints.

What about the diseases?

The four main diseases caused by asbestos are: mesothelioma which is an aggressive form cancer which affects the lining of the lungs, asbestos related lung cancer which affects the lungs directly, asbestosis which is a disease that results in scarring of lung tissue and pleural plaque & pleural thickening where there is damage to the lining of the lungs.

How do I know if I have a claim? 

Asbestos disease affects many people in many trades including construction and demolition workers, shipbuilders, welders, electricians, plumbers and plasterers along with people who may have been exposed when washing contaminated clothing.

If you think that you may have been affected or you have any questions or doubts, please contact us for a free, no obligation confidential chat and we will quickly assess whether you have a claim. Call Mike Shiers or one of the team on 01752 827025 or email him at [email protected]. Don’t worry if you think you may have been partly to blame and remember that even minor exposure or being in contact with someone who has been exposed can cause symptoms to develop many years later.