Claiming Compensation For Breathing Disorders
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Various respiratory problems such as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma and tuberculosis can develop into serious breathing disorders. Doctors rely on specific procedures to diagnose respiratory problems and if these are analysed incorrectly, it can lead to breathing disorders going unnoticed. The consequences of such mistakes can be catastrophic, allowing conditions to get worse for many patients and even shortening the life expectancy of others.

The good news it that those who believe that they or a family member has been negligently treated by a respiratory doctor could find that they are eligible to claim compensation. In order to do so, you will need to provide evidence that you were harmed by the action (or inaction) of the doctor.

Breathing disorders can also arise from the inhalation of harmful chemicals or dusts. Those who work in confined spaces and are in regular contact with such materials are at particular risk of developing disorders such as bronchitis, pneumoconiosis and emphysema. Those working on building sites or in mines or quarries may be at heightened risk because they are more likely to breathe chemicals, minerals or dusts in over an extended period of time. Many of these substances are carcinogenic and can therefore lead to lung cancer. If your lungs are affected in this way you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may think that your current or former employer is to blame for the breathing disorder you now suffer from. Remember that your employer is legally obliged to take every reasonably practicable step to prevent you from coming to harm in the workplace. If they fail to discharge this duty and you are harmed as a result, it is only fair that you are compensated for the pain, suffering and financial loss you experience.

If you have suffered injury through no fault of your own, then it is crucial that you instruct a specialist personal injury solicitor to help you with your breathing disorder compensation claim. Such compensation claims involve highly complex legal work and a solicitor who specialises in personal injury work will have the skills and experience needed to maximise your chances of successfully winning the compensation you are entitled to.

Are you in need of a medical negligence solicitor like Bonallack and Bishop? If you are, then you should contact one straight away. Make sure that you bring all the documents and evidence that you feel you might require to any initial meeting you may have with your solicitor - they should be able to tell you exactly what you need.

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