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Novum Law has been appointed to a new, national specialist legal panel set up by the leading charity Mesothelioma UK.

The charity aims to improve access to specialist legal advice and support for people who’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

What is mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer which mainly affects the lining of the lungs, although you can also suffer from peritoneal mesothelioma which affects the lining of the abdomen. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos.

Mesothelioma symptoms may include: dry cough or wheezing, shortness of breath, chest or abdominal pains, fever or night sweats, fluid on the lungs, fatigue and muscle weakness.

Unfortunately, the UK has the highest incidence of the disease in the world with around 2,700 people diagnosed each year.

How does the Mesothelioma UK legal panel work?

Mesothelioma UK’s new legal panel will provide a quicker, more effective way for those diagnosed with the disease and their families to get the legal advice they need as well as access to civil claim payments, government compensation schemes and help applying for benefits.

Novum Law is one of just a small selection of law firms that have demonstrated the depth of experience and track record of success in helping mesothelioma patients and their families secure compensation.

Expert viewpoint

Specialist asbestos disease solicitor and director of Novum Law Graeme Chisholm, who has a strong track record securing mesothelioma compensation for patients and their loved ones, said: “Mesothelioma UK is at the forefront of providing much needed support and assistance to people and their families every day who are dealing with the challenges of a mesothelioma diagnosis.

“We are proud and humbled to be able to continue working with them to ensure as many people as possible have access to specialist legal advice and the maximum compensation and support they deserve.

“Our team of asbestos disease solicitors has worked with Mesothelioma UK and its dedicated clinical nurse specialists for many years, advising patients and supporting study days, seminars and conferences to grow knowledge and share best practice.

“We are looking forward to continuing our close collaboration, helping to raise awareness of asbestos-related disease and ensuring that everyone affected by this horrible disease has the specialist advice and legal representation they need.”

Mesothelioma UK is a leading charitable incorporated organisation supporting those with mesothelioma in the UK and provides specialist information, support and education. Launched back in 2004, the charity also focuses on improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their families and carers.

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos cancer or asbestos-related disease, you can contact our expert team of specialist asbestos solicitors. Call 0800 884 0777 or email gchisholm@novumlaw.com.

To learn more about Mesothelioma UK’s new specialist legal panel visit: https://www.mesothelioma.uk.com/news/eight-major-uk-law-firms-selected-to-support-mesothelioma-uk/