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Mesothelioma Compensation Claims

Experts in claiming compensation for mesothelioma

Clear Answers' solicitors are experts when it comes to dealing with mesothelioma compensation claims and other types of asbestos related diseases. We understand the sensitive nature of this type of case and you will be treated with the utmost respect and sympathy throughout your dealings with us. We promise that we will strive to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for all our clients in the shortest possible timeframe.

Mesothelioma cases are particularly emotional for the clients and family members, given that there is no cure for the disease. Clear Answers and our specialist solicitors will ensure all mesothelioma claims are investigated urgently and pursued vigorously.

Family of railway worker receives mesothelioma compensation

The devastated family of a widower who had begun a claim for compensation following his initial diagnosis of mesothelioma, has received compensation. Sadly, like so many victims of this fatal disease, he died before the claim could be concluded. His family asked us to continue the claim on their behalf, in order to fulfil the victim’s wishes. Following robust negotiation by one of our specialist asbestos compensation solicitors we were able to secure a substantial five-figure sum in compensation for the family.
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For more information on how Clear Answers' specialist asbestos lawyers can help you pursue your claim for asbestos compensation, and more examples of our successful mesothelioma compensation claims, please select one of the links below:

Why Choose Clear Answers?

If you decide to pursue a mesothelioma compensation claim with Clear Answers' personal injury solicitors we will provide you with:

Clear Answers' solicitors have an impressive track record of dealing with all types of mesothelioma compensation claims:

Clear Answers' solicitors are able to offer compensation claim advice to the families of mesothelioma sufferers or anyone who suspects that they, or a member of their family, may be suffering from, or may have died from, mesothelioma or any other asbestos related disease.

Telephone us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online claim enquiry forms.

Please visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim.

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Time Limits For Making A Mesothelioma Compensation Claim

The normal time limit for bringing a personal injury claim for mesothelioma is three years. However, because of the extended period over which the disease may develop, the 3 year period begins when the person has reason to believe they have developed the disease. This is usually from the time they become aware of the diagnosis. The diagnosis is usually confirmed by an appropriately qualified doctor, such as a chest consultant. In the event of the victim's death, the family must bring a claim within three years from the date of the death. The cause of death is often confirmed by postmortem examination.

Clear Answers' lawyers have a proven track record of bringing mesothelioma cases to a successful conclusion within the victim's lifetime. It is vitally important to take legal advice without delay. Ideally, advice should be obtained during the victim's lifetime as soon as possible after the condition has been diagnosed.

If you are not sure about the stage the 3 year time limit has reached in the mesothelioma compensation claim for you or a member of your family, please seek expert legal advice. Clear Answers have been successful in gaining compensation in mesothelioma claims even after the 3 year time limit had expired.

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Mesothelioma Cases On The Rise

For those who do develop mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure, it often takes decades for the illness to start after the asbestos exposure. The average interval between inhaling asbestos fibres and the onset of symptoms is around 35 years and can be as long as 50 years or more. The shortest latency period is between 10 to 15 years.

The number of people dying from this tragic illness in the UK continues to rise. The annual number of deaths as a result of mesothelioma increased from 153 in 1968 to more than 1900 in 2004. These figures are expected to rise higher still; experts predict that by 2015 the annual number of deaths in the UK due to mesothelioma will be 2450.

There are two main types of mesothelioma which are almost always caused by asbestos, they are:

Pleural Mesothelioma:

This is the most common type of mesothelioma, making up to 75 per cent of all cases. This is a cancer of the lining of the lungs. These tumours can spread into the lungs and can affect other organs and tissue areas in the body.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma:

This type of mesothelioma affects the tissue lining in the abdominal area and is less common than the pleural form of the disease, making up approximately 20 per cent of all case.

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Battle For Life-Extending Mesothelioma Drug

Clear Answers' expert mesothelioma lawyers, Thompsons Solicitors, supported the battle to make the life-extending drug Alimta available to mesothelioma sufferers on the NHS. Our solicitors took part in a successful campaign for the drug to be made available to patients with a clinical need for it in the North East of England. Regrettably, following that breakthrough the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) decided that the beneficial effect that Alimta has on some mesothelioma sufferers was not cost effective.

However, in February 2008, NICE overturned that decision and made Alimta available throughout the NHS. Read more about this significant victory for those campaigning on behalf of mesothelioma sufferers and their families.

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Mesothelioma Client Comments

Clear Answers' solicitors have helped numerous clients with their mesothelioma compensation claims. Below are a selection of client comments from people we have successfully represented:

Jean Ferguson, whose husband died of mesothelioma, wrote to us after we helped her to obtain compensation. She said:

"Thank you for the cheque I have received and also for all the work that has been put in to get this compensation for Cyril. I know he would have been very grateful. I wish you and all your team all the best in your continuing efforts to help other mesothelioma sufferers and their families."

The son of a client Clear Answers' mesothelioma solicitors successfully represented wrote in to say:

"On behalf of my family I would like to take this opportunity to thank yourself and Thompsons Solicitors for the high level of professionalism and diligence shown in the way you handled the claim in respect of my late father. We hope that claims such as this highlight the devastating effect of asbestos when its danger is underestimated by employers in the workplace."

Brenda Fleming, whose husband died due to mesothelioma wrote to say:

"Just a short note to acknowledge receipt of the final cheque in respect of Brian's mesothelioma. It will be three years next week since he died and sometimes I can hardly believe that he is gone forever. Thank you very much for the work you and your team have done."

Clear Answers' specialist mesothelioma solicitors acted for Mrs Plant and obtained compensation of £91,000.

Her husband was employed by ICI and worked alongside colleagues who were removing asbestos lagging from pipework, furnaces, finishing machines and boilers. He was regularly exposed to large quantities of asbestos dust. At no stage did his employers provide him with any respiratory protection or warn him about the dangers.

An extract from her letter said: "Just a line to thank you very much for the work you put in to obtain the cheque I have received from ICI."

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Mesothelioma Cases That We Have Successfully Fought

Clear Answers' solicitors have extensive experience in dealing with all types of asbestos-related compensation claims, and in particular, mesothelioma compensation claims, and we have very many satisfied clients. Please click on one of the links below or visit our Successful Mesothelioma Cases page to read just a few examples. Alternatively you may wish to read about other successful asbestos-related compensation claims on our main asbestos compensation page.

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Mesothelioma Compensation Claim

We have a dedicated team of lawyers specialising in asbestos-related injuries who are able to offer expert claim advice in what can be very complicated personal injury claims. They have huge experience of such claims.

If you or your family have been affected by mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease and would like some advice about how to make a personal injury compensation claim contact Clear Answers' solicitors on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms.

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