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Living with Asbestosis

Living with Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a serious disease which can affect quality of life in a number of ways. Claiming asbestosis compensation can help ease the financial pressure associated with living with the condition.

Living with asbestosis

Living with asbestosis can be difficult, as the nature of the disease can make breathing enough oxygen to support the body much harder. This is because of an immune response to asbestos fibres in the lungs, which happens as follows:

  • Asbestos fibres which have been inhaled over a long period of time will aggravate and inflame the lungs.
  • The body responds by releasing immune cells which cannot deal with the asbestos but instead form a mass on the lungs.
  • This mass of cells in the lungs reduces the amount of oxygen which can be transferred from the lungs to the bloodstream.

Coping with asbestosis

For sufferers, coping with asbestosis will usually mean living with shortness of breath, along with sometimes experiencing chest tightness or chest pain. Unlike those living with the asbestos-related disease mesothelioma, asbestosis sufferers will not normally experience coughing as a symptom of the disease.

While there is currently no cure for asbestosis, living with asbestosis can be made easier with certain treatments. For example, oxygen therapy at home can help relieve shortness of breath and respiratory physiotherapy can help to remove secretions from the lungs. Doctors may also prescribe certain medications, as well as suggesting vaccinations which can help keep those living with asbestosis stay as healthy as possible.

Asbestosis solicitors

If you're looking for an asbestosis solicitor to help you claim compensation, we can help. Call one of our friendly advisors for a chat, or start your claim online and we will find the right solicitor to handle your case.

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Possible Compensation

Upper Body Injuries
Asbestos-related disease
£4350 - £83750