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New Mesothelioma Funding for North East

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Government funding has paved the way for a new mesothelioma cancer research centre in the North East of England.

Rates of mesothelioma are particularly high in the North East due to the region’s historic links to industry. Asbestos was routinely used as an insulating material in industries such as ship building, car manufacturing and construction. When asbestos is disturbed, the microscopic fibres can be breathed into the lungs and can lead to the development of mesothelioma many years later.

The news of the £5million research centre was welcomed by Chris Knighton, a mesothelioma campaigner who lost her husband to the deadly condition. She said, “Mesothelioma has been underfunded for decades and it’s fantastic the government has now recognised it’s one of the most challenging of cancers; as it’s only through high calibre research can we ever improve diagnosis, treatment and care for those affected by this devastating disease.

Making a Claim for Asbestos Exposure

Many workers were negligently exposed to asbestos by their employers and may be able to make a claim for the injuries connected to that exposure. Asbestos can lead to lung cancer, asbestosis and conditions such as pleural plaques.

Sadly, many people who contract mesothelioma die before they are able to take action against their former employers due to the aggressive nature of this terminal disease.

In these cases, it may be possible for the families of the victims to continue their loved one’s claims. Contact Personal Injury Claims Leeds today to find out if we can help you claim compensation.


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