People are often surprised that asbestos claims have not come to an end. The sad fact is that asbestos was not fully banned until 1985 (blue and brown asbestos) and 1999 (white asbestos).
It can take anything up to 60 years following exposure to asbestos for the symptoms to develop. For these reasons, deaths from asbestos are still increasing and are forecasted to do so for many more years.
There are several conditions that can be linked with exposure to asbestos, the main ones of which are as follows:
The effects can vary from mild breathlessness to chronic shortage of breath and disability, then loss of life. If you think you may have asbestos-related problems, you should see your GP immediately. They should refer you to a chest specialist who will carry out the necessary scans and tests.
The last thing on your mind at that stage may be making a claim but the sooner you contact us, the more we can do for you.
We can’t make you better but we can and will do our very best to make things easier for you and your family from a financial perspective.