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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is often considered the most devastating of the asbestos-related diseases as there is no cure, and few victims survive more than 18 months after diagnosis.

Mesothelioma compensation is claimed from the insurers of the company who caused the exposure to asbestos. Often these companies ceased to exist a long time ago but compensation would come from the insurers. Compensation awards to those suffering from mesothelioma reflect a number of different issues, including:

  • the illness itself
  • loss of earnings
  • any items you need to purchase as a result of the disease, from aids around the home to different foods to mobility aids
  • an amount to reflect the care provided by friends or family
  • care fees paid to professionals
  • any losses to other family members
  • travelling expenses to hospital or medical appointments.

If you have no idea where you were exposed to asbestos, you may still claim compensation from the Government. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma after July 25 2012 and are unable to trace the company where you were exposed to asbestos or the company’s insurer, you will be eligible to receive 80% of the value of the average civil compensation claim from a central fund.