Asbestos-related Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. It is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, which do not develop into healthy lung tissue, and divide rapidly to form tumours.
Smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer, but there are other recognised causes, such as exposure to asbestos dust and fibres.
What is Asbestos-related Lung Cancer?
Asbestos-related lung cancer develops after inhaled asbestos fibres become trapped in the lungs. Over long periods of time, the fibres cause inflammation and damage to the lung tissue. After many years, often decades, the asbestos fibres cause enough irritation and cellular damage to cause the growth of tumours.
Research has found a clear association between high levels of asbestos dust exposure and the risk of lung cancer. This exposure has to have been regular and over a long period of time.
Who is at risk of developing asbestos-related lung cancer?
Asbestos-related lung cancer develops in people who have had high levels of exposure to asbestos over many years.
People who had jobs such as boilermakers, laggers, fitters, joiners and shipbuilders are more likely to have been exposed to the amount of asbestos required to develop asbestos-related lung cancer.
Who can make a claim for asbestos-related lung cancer?
If you are suffering with asbestos-related lung cancer and have been diagnosed within the last 3 years, you can possibly make a claim for financial compensation.
It is important to note that the 3 year limitation period for making a personal injury claim for asbestos-related lung cancer starts from the date you were first diagnosed with the disease, rather than when you were exposed to asbestos, which could have been as long as 50 years ago.
How do you claim for asbestos-related lung cancer?
If you have been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer, it is important to get in touch with Birchall Blackburn Law today to start your claim. Call our industrial disease team on Freephone 0800 783 8485 or fill in our contact form here and we will get in touch with you.
Our experienced asbestos-related lung cancer solicitors and industrial disease team will guide you through the civil compensation claims process, taking on all responsibility to let you and your loved ones focus on what matters most.
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