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Monday, 18 July 2011

Monday, 18 July 2011

Asbestos Victims Raise Awareness for Mesothelioma


Recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma over a short period of time has led to many individuals seeking to raise awareness of the disease.

A British university student recently took part in a charity skydiving event to raise money for Mesothelioma UK and Asbestos Support West Midlands. Since the discovery of useful markers in the blood for the detection and assessment of asbestos-related diseases, many sufferers and their families have begun to raise awareness and funds for the charities associated with pleural plaques, mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the surrounding tissue of the lungs. With symptoms often appearing only in latter stages of development, it can often leave only a year between diagnosis and death for most sufferers. Medical researchers predict that the number of mesothelioma sufferers will continue to increase over the next decade as symptoms finally start to emerge. However, with the impending decision of whether or not many insurance policies should provide mesothelioma compensation comes to a head, many sufferers are concerned that valuable funds could be lost.

Sadly, too many sufferers of asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma pass away before they claim their mesothelioma compensation. Some families choose to make the claim after their relative’s death and donate the money to charity or use it to raise further awareness for the cause. With such a large proportion of people still being affected by the absence of protective equipment or warnings about the dangers of asbestos prior to 2000, there are potentially a great number of people entitled to asbestos compensation on account of their pleural plaques, mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Another way many people choose to bring attention to the cause is through the claim for asbestos compensation. Whether you are suffering from pleural plaques or mesothelioma, the more people that make successful claims undoubtedly brings to light the seriousness of the situation.

With many companies having knowingly exposed their employees to hazardous asbestos in the past, the carelessness of these companies often serves as grounds for pleural plaques lawsuits. If you believe you may have been exposed to asbestos as a result of employer negligence, contact us today for on 0800 634 1626 for more information on how you could benefit yourself and others by making a claim for asbestos compensation.

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