New Centre For Mesothelioma in North East

Published: 7th September 2017

Thanks to government funding the North East of England has a new cancer research centre, dedicated to Mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a form of lung cancer which is caused by inhaling asbestos fibres. The rates of mesothelioma are high in the North East as this area was home to a huge amount of industry. A large number of Ship building, car building and construction was all found in the North East.

Before the dangers of asbestos were discovered it was used extensively in these industries. Therefore the numbers of Mesothelioma are proportionally very high in the North East of England.

Asbestos causes lung cancer when it is disturbed and broken, and releases fibres into the air which are then breathed in.

One of the most difficult aspects of Mesothelioma is that it can take years before victims develop cancer. Therefore it often creeps up on people, and by the time this very aggressive cancer is discovered it is often too late.

This makes personal injury cases involving the victim quite rare. Usually at Liddy’s we speak with the spouse or family of a victim of Mesothelioma. However, with the aid of the new £5milllion research centre progress may be coming.

Chris Knighton, a mesothelioma campaigner who lost her husband to the deadly condition, 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.”

Mesothelioma is not the only illness that can be contracted from coming in contact with Asbestos. It’s use has been outlawed, but before it was it was used extensively, and can turn up anywhere. If you suspect you have come in contact with Asbestos due to an employers negligence and are suffering then contact Liddy’s solicitors. We can fight with you to get the compensation you deserve.

To find out more just call us on 01226 731 314.