mesothelioma

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mes·o·the·li·o·ma

 (mĕz′ə-thē′lē-ō′mə, mĕs′-, mē′zə-, -sə-)
n. pl. mes·o·the·li·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə) or mes·o·the·li·o·mas
A usually malignant tumor of mesothelial tissue, especially that of the pleura or peritoneum.

mesothelioma

(ˌmɛzəʊˌθiːlɪˈəʊmə)
n, pl -mata (-mətə) or -mas
(Pathology) a tumour of the epithelium lining the lungs, abdomen, or heart: often associated with exposure to asbestos dust
[C20: from mesotheli(um) + -oma]

mes•o•the•li•o•ma

(ˌmɛz əˌθi liˈoʊ mə, ˌmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a malignant tumor of the covering of the lung or the lining of the pleural and abdominal cavities, often associated with exposure to asbestos.
[1905–10]

mesothelioma

a rare malignant tumor that may invade the linings of the lungs and the abdomen. Also called celiothelioma.
See also: Cancer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mesothelioma - a form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heartmesothelioma - a form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust
carcinoma - any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
Translations
mezoteliom
mésothéliome

mesothelioma

n mesotelioma m
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The judgment restores Scottish asbestos victims to the position pertaining across the whole of the UK before the 2007 Lords judgement in Rothwell v Chemical and-Insulating Co case, where pleural plaque sufferers were judged no longer able to claim compensation.
The delay in the Government's announcement about whether pleural plaque victims will have the right to compensation restored is unacceptable, it is creating greater levels of anxiety uncertainty and misery for people whose health and well-being has been damaged, simply for going to work.
Pleural plaque sufferers, whose cases have not yet been settled, will not now be permitted to claim compensation.
Phillip Gower, of Cardiff-based law firm Simpson Millar, said: If the Lords decides in the favour of insurers it will be an enormous blow to pleural plaque sufferers.
John Flanagan, from the Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group, said: "We hope this delay will be used to address the pleural plaque and other issues related to the asbestos timebomb.
Labour's Stephen Hepburn said: "Will you give us an assurance here today that you will not accept a situation whereby pleural plaque sufferers whether they lodged their claim prior to the 2007 Law Lords judgement or after, will be treated any differently in terms of compensation whether they live in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland?
The pledge followed a direct appeal in the Commons from Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn to do something about the "disgraceful plight" of pleural plaque sufferers who were being denied compensation by the courts.
But insurance firms, which are thought to pay out pounds 25 million a year to pleural plaque sufferers, claim compensation should stop.
DEVELOPMENT MPs have signed a Parliamentary motion to bring back compensation RIGHT DIRECTION Pleural plaque sufferer James Johnson has welcomed the news
About 600 pleural plaque claims in Scotland were put on hold and hundreds more are expected, following the Holyrood move.
Pleural plaque sufferers had been able to claim compensation for 20 years.
THERE was fresh hope for North East pleural plaque victims today in their battle to win the right to compensation.