What is mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer almost always caused by exposure to asbestos dust.

Mesothelioma diagnosis

Mesothelioma diagnosis is very difficult, sometimes it can take months to actually diagnose. The first step in evaluating mesothelioma…

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Mesothelioma compensation

We can help secure compensation to help you and your family cope with your illness and give you peace of mind.

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Mesothelioma Guides

We have put together useful guides to help you.

Treating Mesothelioma »
The Types of Mesthelioma »
Guide for Carers »


You need not have worked with asbestos in order to develop Mesothelioma as it can be caused by only small amounts of exposure. It is not uncommon for people to have been diagnosed who have lived near asbestos factories or who have washed the clothing of those who worked with asbestos.

The risk of developing the disease increases depending on how much asbestos dust you have breathed in, the more you have breathed in the more at risk you are of developing the disease.

Mesothelioma affects the linings of the chest wall (pleural mesothelioma) or the lining of the stomach or abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma).

It is difficult to diagnose and quite often a biopsy needs to be carried out to diagnose mesothelioma.

Unlike lung cancer, there is no known connection between cigarette smoking and the development of mesothelioma and the disease can take between 10 and 40, or more, years after exposure to asbestos dust to present itself.

The courts have adopted a special procedure to deal with mesothelioma cases, which means your case will be dealt with a lot more quickly than other matters.

“ Thank you to Steven [Evans] for his kindness, patience, efficiency and professionalism throughout this process.  I didn’t think my dad would cope well with the requirements but Steven’s calm nature and knowledge made a fairly grim situation much easier to bear.  We contacted other solicitors at the start of this process, and their hard-sell approach was dreadful – thank goodness for you and your team! ”

Miss H

Daughter of former GPO/BT employee

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