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This site, operated by leading asbestos lawyers from Irwin Mitchell, provides information and support for mesothelioma patients and their carers on subjects such as claiming compensation, treatment and financial issues. Watch a video of one of our clients, Roger Plowman (left), or click the link below to learn more about how we could help you
Keith worked as a wood machinist for 37 years, during which time he was exposed to asbestos. In 2006 he began to experience chest pains and, three years later, was diagnosed with mesothelioma. In his story, Keith talks about his successful cordotomy surgery to help relieve nerve pain. He is pictured here with his partner and grandson who he thought he may not live to see.
Treatment of mesothelioma will be dependant on the type of mesothelioma, how advanced the disease is, as well as the general health of the patient.
There are a number of options ranging from chemotherapy to radical surgery. Visit our treatment page for more in-depth information as to the options available.
If you are suffering from mesothelioma then you may well be entitled to compensation. Visit these pages to find out the questions you should be asking, the skills you should be looking for and information on how we at Irwin Mitchell can help you.
Similarly, solicitors can help friends and family cope with the inquest process and offer support and advice to your loved ones.
Financial issues are the last thing that you should be worrying about at this stressful time. There are various benefits and grants that you may be entitled to in order to take the pressure off financially.
Visit these pages to find out further information on these benefits and grants.
Friends and family members find it extremely difficult to watch those they love go through suffering and pain.
These pages are dedicated to the wellbeing of carers of those with mesothelioma and what they can do to look after themselves, both physically and mentally.
Here, we also offer support and advice to those who have lost someone to the disease and the processes they may experience such as inquests or coroners visits.
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Irwin Mitchell is proud to support Mesothelioma UK in providing specialist mesothelioma education, information and support services.