The acquisition of an industrial disease following asbestos exposure such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, and asbestos related lung cancer may give rise to a civil claim for compensation.


These diseases can be accurately diagnosed in life and it may be possible to accept the cause of death offered by the reporting doctor without the necessity of a post mortem examination. If a conclusive diagnosis is not made during the patient’s life, the Procurator Fiscal will require to instruct a post mortem examination to establish the cause of death and to preserve the necessary evidence in the event that the nearest relatives wish to pursue a claim in relation to the industrial disease caused by previous asbestos exposure.

View the Mesothelioma Reporting Pro Forma

View the letter from the CMO's office regarding the Mesothelioma Reporting Pro Forma