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Asbestos Claims Solicitors | Mesothelioma | Asbestos

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Our asbestos claim solicitors offer expert compensation claim advice if you have been exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer or other asbestos related diseases such as pleural thickening.

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Asbestos History

What is Asbestos? When was it discovered?

In 1879 asbestos began to be widely used as an insulation material. Products containing asbestos were also manufactured for commercial use.
In 1899 Dr H M Murray wrote an abstract entitled 'Curious Bodies' describing a man admitted to his care at Charing Cross Hospital suffering from pulmonary fibrosis of 'obscure origin'. He had worked for ten years in an asbestos factory,
and his occupation was suspected to be the cause of his death (the first recorded death from an asbestos related disease) in 1900. Dr Murray's paper was never published.

It was not until 1924, 24 years later that the first case of asbestosis was published in the British Medical Journal by Cooke, and between 1920 and 1935 more than 100 asbestos related articles were

Posted on 27 January 2010

Mesothelioma Case Study

Mesothelioma case study - Mr X


Although there is no blueprint for a claim for mesothelioma, exposure to asbestos occurs most commonly in certain types of industries like construction, shipping or roofing work. The exposure often takes decades to produce symptoms. This is a case study detailing a typical claim of this type and the method in which EB Legal deal with these claims.


Mr X was employed in the 1950’s and 1960’s as a lagger in the shipbuilding industry in Liverpool. He was exposed to asbestos dust whilst carrying out this work. Mr X left the shipbuilding trade in the early 1970’s and worked in a bank for the rest of his working life. He was not exposed to asbestos during this period.

Posted on 27 January 2010

The Asbestos Claims Process

How do you go about making an asbestos compensation claim?

As a client of EB Legal, we aim to keep the claims process as simple as possible for you. We will keep you informed at every stage of the claims process in a clear and simple way, so there is no need for concern when it comes to the legal complexities of your claim.