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- A malignant tumour usually found in the lining of the lung but sometimes found in the abdomen or around the heart.
- The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.
- It can take 15-60 years after you inhaled the asbestos for symptoms to arise.
- You can develop mesothelioma after very small amounts of exposure to asbestos – contact with fibres only once can be enough.
- Your employer owed you a duty to protect you from mesothelioma.
- There are several different types of cancer of the lung and they can have different causes.
- People whose exposure to asbestos was quite heavy have a higher risk of developing lung cancer, especially if they have been smokers.
- If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and have experienced exposure to asbestos in the past, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
- Asbestosis is the scarring of the lungs caused by inhaling large amounts of asbestos. It results in extreme breathlessness.
- Scarring of the lungs, or pulmonary fibrosis, can have several causes: exposure to asbestos is only one.
- It can be difficult to prove a connection between asbestos and pulmonary fibrosis.
- People who suffer from asbestosis have had heavy exposure to asbestos, usually over a relatively long period of time.
- Thickening of the membrane lining the lungs.
- Can cause restrictions on breathing.
- Only attracts compensation if it is causing significant disability.
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