Mesothelioma, or ‘meso’ as it is commonly known, is a devastating and fatal form of cancer caused by breathing in asbestos dust. It can take up to 40 years for symptoms to develop and more than 2,500 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the UK every year.
There are two main forms of mesothelioma; pleural mesothelioma, where a tumour forms on the lining of the lungs, and the less common peritoneal mesothelioma, where a tumour develops on the lining of the abdomen.
Mesothelioma is associated with certain professions where asbestos use was commonplace including; boilermakers, electricians, carpenters, builders, pipe fitters and plumbers, however it is not limited to these professions.
While mesothelioma can take decades to develop, there is currently no cure for the disease.
At Thompsons we will fight hard to obtain the maximum amount compensation, in the shortest possible time, doing so with empathy and compassion. The team works closely with asbestos victim support groups to offer vital support to individual clients and family members who have been affected by mesothelioma.