Asbestos and Lung CancerThe Health & Safety Executive has reported that as many as 20 tradespeople a weekcould be dying from asbestos damage to their lungs.While the use of asbestos is now banned, it was very widely used for its heat and fireresistant properties between 1940 and 1980. Dockyard workers, electricians, engineers,joiners, plumbers, welders, builders, fitters and heating engineers are likely to have comeinto contact with asbestos dust in the past.Due to the widespread industrial use of asbestos we are now seeing over 2500 deathsevery year in the UK from malignant mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestosfibres many decades previouslyThat alone is shocking, but doctors estimate that for every case of mesothelioma theremay be two cases of asbestos related lung cancer.Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world. Each year more than 43,000are diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK. While smoking is the single biggest risk factor,exposure to asbestos can also increase your risk of developing lung cancerThe exact statistics are unclear because it is very difficult to be sure about the cause ofindividual cases. There are no specific clinical signs associated with particular causes.Asbestos related lung cancer does not look or act any differently to any other type of lungcancer and as many asbestos workers were also smokers, past asbestos exposure isASBESToSEXPOSURETALK TOTHE LEGALEXPERTSExposure to asbestos can lead to avariety of adverse health conditionsAlthough these conditions often arisemany years after you have come in toIn fact the combination of smoking and asbestos exposure is now known to be particularlyhazardous. Many studies have shown that asbestos exposure more than doubles the riskof developing lung cancer in smokers.The Government's industrial injuries benefits scheme, which helps people who are ill ordisabled due to an accident or disease caused by work, report that only around 300 newcases of asbestos-related lung cancer are submitted to them each year. Less than 100cases of asbestos related lung cancer are reported by chest physicians each year.It seems to be accepted that these schemes tend to substantially underestimate the truescale of asbestos-related lung cancer cases and many cases of asbestos related lungcancer are being missedIf you or a family member have been diagnosed with lung cancer and have a history ofasbestos exposure you may be entitled to claim compensation. For no obligation advicecall Wolferstans' specialist asbestos team on 01752 292362entitled to compensation.For more information contact your local legal experts on:01752 292362 or emaildcruickshanks@wolferstans.com Wolferstanswww.wolferstans.comWolferstans is authorised and regulated by the Soicitors Regulation Authority. Wolferstans' SRA NumbersSOLICITORSNorth Hl 75407, Ptymstock 75408, Pympton 637991.

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Asbestos and Lung Cancer The Health & Safety Executive has reported that as many as 20 tradespeople a week could be dying from asbestos damage to their lungs. While the use of asbestos is now banned, it was very widely used for its heat and fire resistant properties between 1940 and 1980. Dockyard workers, electricians, engineers, joiners, plumbers, welders, builders, fitters and heating engineers are likely to have come into contact with asbestos dust in the past. Due to the widespread industrial use of asbestos we are now seeing over 2500 deaths every year in the UK from malignant mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos fibres many decades previously That alone is shocking, but doctors estimate that for every case of mesothelioma there may be two cases of asbestos related lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world. Each year more than 43,000 are diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK. While smoking is the single biggest risk factor, exposure to asbestos can also increase your risk of developing lung cancer The exact statistics are unclear because it is very difficult to be sure about the cause of individual cases. There are no specific clinical signs associated with particular causes. Asbestos related lung cancer does not look or act any differently to any other type of lung cancer and as many asbestos workers were also smokers, past asbestos exposure is ASBESToS EXPOSURE TALK TO THE LEGAL EXPERTS Exposure to asbestos can lead to a variety of adverse health conditions Although these conditions often arise many years after you have come in to In fact the combination of smoking and asbestos exposure is now known to be particularly hazardous. Many studies have shown that asbestos exposure more than doubles the risk of developing lung cancer in smokers. The Government's industrial injuries benefits scheme, which helps people who are ill or disabled due to an accident or disease caused by work, report that only around 300 new cases of asbestos-related lung cancer are submitted to them each year. Less than 100 cases of asbestos related lung cancer are reported by chest physicians each year. It seems to be accepted that these schemes tend to substantially underestimate the true scale of asbestos-related lung cancer cases and many cases of asbestos related lung cancer are being missed If you or a family member have been diagnosed with lung cancer and have a history of asbestos exposure you may be entitled to claim compensation. For no obligation advice call Wolferstans' specialist asbestos team on 01752 292362 entitled to compensation. For more information contact your local legal experts on: 01752 292362 or email dcruickshanks@wolferstans.com Wolferstans www.wolferstans.com Wolferstans is authorised and regulated by the Soicitors Regulation Authority. Wolferstans' SRA Numbers SOLICITORS North Hl 75407, Ptymstock 75408, Pympton 637991.