Asbestos Likely to Take More Lives, Statistics Reveal

Asbestos Likely to Take More Lives, Statistics RevealAs revealed by recent statistics, asbestos-related cancer has crossed its national average in South Derbyshire. There has been reported an increased number of deaths in past few months.

From January 2006 to December 2010, the total number of deaths recorded due to mesothelioma in the same region was 23. This means that in every 100,000 people, 3.7 lost their lives due to this disease. Mesothelioma refers to a terminal cancer of the lung wall. At the same time, in England and Wales, ratio for the same was recorded as 2.5 per 100,000 people.

In East Staffordshire, 12 people died because of mesothelioma and in North West Leicestershire, the count was 9. All these figures have been produced by a nonprofit campaign group known as the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). The group has also claimed of having a shoot up in the number of deaths caused due to mesothelioma in the next five years.

Considering this, it is important to note what all measures every individual can take to secure his family after his death. If he has not insured his life, or due to any reason his insurance documents get lost, then his family will never be able to get the insured amount.

As told by APIL President David Bott: “More people die of mesothelioma in South Derbyshire per head of the population than in most other parts of the country. This is bad enough, and what many people don’t realize is that hundreds of sufferers across the UK cannot get the compensation they need to help them through the last days of their life”.

So, it is important for every individual, especially workers to take care of their health during their working hours and get their life insurance done with registered firms.