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Support for People with Mesothelioma

Support for People with Mesothelioma Caused by Talc

There’s a lot of support for people with mesothelioma which has been caused by talcum powder.

Here, we provide information about the support that’s available and how you can access it.  

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Asbestos Support Groups

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) but can also occur in the lining of the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma), heart (pericardial mesothelioma), or testicles (testicular mesothelioma).

It’s most commonly associated with exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral fibre, which is linked to talcum powder.

Asbestos support groups in the UK play a vital role in providing support for people with mesothelioma. This includes assistance, guidance, and support to individuals and families affected by asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma. Here’s an overview of what asbestos support groups typically do.

Information and Education

Support groups aim to educate individuals about asbestos-related diseases, including their causes, symptoms, and available treatment options. They provide information on asbestos exposure sources, and prevention measures.

Emotional Support

Dealing with mesothelioma caused by talcum powder can be emotionally challenging for both patients and their loved ones. Support groups offer a compassionate and understanding environment where individuals can share their experiences, concerns, and emotions. They provide a platform for connecting with others who’ve gone through similar situations, fostering a sense of community and reducing feelings of isolation.

Practical Guidance

Support groups provide practical guidance on various aspects related to mesothelioma. This may include information on accessing healthcare services, understanding medical reports, and identifying available financial support and benefits.

Advocacy and Campaigning

Asbestos support groups often engage in advocacy efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure, promote stricter regulations, and campaign for improved healthcare services and support for affected individuals. They work to ensure that the voices of asbestos patients and their families are heard and that their rights are protected.

Networking and Events

Support groups organise meetings, events, and conferences where individuals affected by mesothelioma can come together, share knowledge, and build connections. These events may feature guest speakers, medical professionals, legal experts, and representatives from relevant organisations.

Fundraising and Research

Some support groups engage in fundraising activities to support research into asbestos-related diseases, facilitate clinical trials, and contribute to efforts aimed at finding better treatments or potential cures. These funds may also be used to support the activities of the support group itself, including providing direct financial assistance to individuals and families in need.

Overall, asbestos support groups in the UK offer crucial support, information, and resources to individuals affected by mesothelioma, empowering them to navigate the challenges they face and ensuring they receive the care and assistance they require.

To find your local support group visit The Asbestos Forum.

Legal Support for People with Mesothelioma

If you or a loved one have a diagnosis of mesothelioma, and have used talcum powder, you may be able to join the talcum powder claim. Through this claim, we provide legal support for people with mesothelioma.

When you join the claim, we’ll support you by seeking both compensation and justice on your behalf. We’ll also be there to guide you through the legal process every step of the way.

Our lawyers have a strong background and a proven track record in group action claims. One of our partners, Mark Lanier, has already successfully pursued the talcum powder claim in the United States. This resulted in a $4.69 billion verdict.

Now, we want to provide support for people with mesothelioma in the UK. We want to achieve justice on their behalf and get them the compensation they deserve.

Join the Claim

To provide legal support for people with mesothelioma as a result of the prolonged use of talcum powder, we’ve launched the talcum powder claim. For more information about the claim, you can visit our talc claim FAQs page.

There’s no need to worry about the cost of joining the claim. We’re offering to pursue this claim on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs, and if the claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay any solicitors’ fees.

Joining the claim is straightforward. Simply click the link below and register your details on My Talc Claim.