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Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the cells in the sac lining of the chest known as the pleura, or the abdomen known as the peritoneum. This type of cancer is also sometimes referred to as asbestos cancer, as it is common amongst people with a job history that involved exposure to asbestos fibres. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.

Mesothelioma occurs when microscopic asbestos fibers are ingested or inhaled. Asbestos use and production has stopped for the most part around the world, but since this disease has a long period of latency (often fifty years or more following exposure) before the first symptoms arise, it is thought that cases of this disease will continue to increase until the year 2020. The risk for developing Mesothelioma will also continue to increase for quite a while because of the behavior of contractors that deal with millions of tons of asbestos that has been removed from old buildings.

The mesothelial cells are found in the area around the heart (known as the pericardial sac), in the chest cavity, and in the abdominal cavity. These cells can also be found around the surfaces of many other internal organs. Mesothelial cells form mesothelim, which is a type of tissue.

Mesothelium are responsible for protecting the internal organs by manufacturing a fluid that lubricates and allows the organs to move somewhat. This fluid allows the lungs to move in the chest when a person breaths in and out, for example. The abdomenís mesothelium is referred to as the peritoneum, and the chestís mesothelium is referred to as the pleura. Mesothelium of the peridcardial cavity is referred to as the pericardium.

There are three main forms of mesothelioma: epithelioid, which makes up about fifty to seventy percent of all cases, and has the best rate of survival; sarcomatoid, which makes up between seven and twenty percent of all cases of mesothelioma; and biphasic or mixed, which makes up twenty to thirty five percent of all mesothelioma cases.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of mesothelioma include pain or discomfort in the chest, a hoarse voice, coughing, and difficulty breathing. Other symptoms may also include weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, and sweating which are also symptoms of other less serious medical conditions. This makes the potential for misdiagnosis quite high. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.

Diagnosis

Mesothelioma is commonly diagnosed by means of a chest x-ray, a CT scan, a biopsy, or peritoneal or pleural aspiration. These tests are quite dependent upon human interpretation leaving quite a bit of room for error, which is a form of medical negligence. As with most other types of cancer, the best chance for a favorable prognosis for patients with mesothelioma depends upon a prompt and accurate diagnosis. Treatment needs to begin right away, and it needs to be tailored to the type, location, and severity of the disease. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.

Mesothelioma Medical Negligence Solicitors

If you or someone you know has suffered because of a misdiagnosis of mesothelima, you should not wait to seek legal help. Our team of medical negligence solicitors has a great deal of experience with these types of claims, and is here to help you by using a wide variety of resources. All of our cases are taken on a no win no fee basis. We operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. Once your claim has settles you will receive your compensation in full. Do not hesitate to seek the justice that you deserve. Please call, email, or use the contact form on this website to contact us today. Your case will be reviewed for free, with no further obligation.


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