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Pleural Plaques Claims
If you want to start a claim for Pleural Plaques then you should discuss your case with a lawyer specialising in Pleural Plaques claims such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your claim has the best chance of success, because we have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for Fibromyalgia.
Being exposed to asbestos at any point in your life can indicate a range of severe illnesses. Pleural plaques are just one of many potential developments resulting from exposure to asbestos. Here at Tylers, we specialise in all kinds of asbestos related compensation, including pleural plaques compensation claims. If you’re suffering from pleural plaques, or any other kind of asbestos-related illness, our team are here for you.
What Are Pleural Plaques?
Pleural plaques are noticeable patches of scar tissue which form on the inside of the lung membrane, the pleura. The pleura is a thin membrane which lines both the ribcage and the lungs, and it is common for these plaques to develop on the ribcage, rather than the lungs. In some circumstances, these distinct scars have developed on the diaphragm too.
The good news is that they are otherwise symptomless and shouldn’t really impact your quality of life. The bad news, however, is that they are indicative of asbestos exposure. It can take anywhere between 20 and 30 years for these pleural plaques to develop, but they are a clear sign that you have been in a dangerous situation in the past.
The pleural plaques themselves have no chance of developing into any kind of serious medical condition. However, as they are only caused by asbestos exposure, they could be indicative of another asbestos-related disease. In fact, they could lead to a greater risk of suffering from another asbestos disease or illness.
As these plaques are symptomless, it can be difficult to know whether you have them or not. They are only really discovered during routine x-rays or CT scans, usually conducted for other reasons. If, after being told about these plaques, you do start to develop lung-related symptoms, such as breathlessness or a grating feeling in your chest, it is likely to be another illness.
Pleural Plaques Compensation Claims in England, Scotland and Wales
As they are symptomless, you are currently unable to make pleural plaques claims in England and Wales. However, if the exposure to asbestos happened in Scotland, you can still make a claim there. You don’t have to be a resident in Scotland, you just need to be able to prove that the asbestos exposure occurred in Scotland.
Even if they aren’t currently affecting your everyday life, learning about pleural plaques can be distressing. That is why pleural plaques compensation claims are essential. You might start to suffer from anxiety around whatever the future might hold for you, or be concerned about the increased likelihood of further asbestos poisoning developing.
Other Asbestos-Related Illnesses
Whilst pleural plaques claims are not feasible in England and Wales, there are a range of other illnesses associated with asbestos exposure which are. Our team of professional personal injury solicitors could help you if you’ve suffered from, or continue to suffer from:
- Lung Cancer.
- Pleural Thickening.
- Retroperitoneal Fibrosis.
These illnesses can have a major impact on your daily life and, as such, you deserve compensation if you suffer with any of them.
Typically, your compensation claims need to be started within the first three years of your diagnosis. That is why it is absolutely essential that you begin your claim as soon as you are aware that something is wrong. If you’ve ever been exposed to any asbestos in the past, or if you currently suffer from pleural plaques and have begun to develop breathing problems, you need to report them to your doctor as soon as possible. They could be indicative of one of the health issues listed above.
Choose Tylers Solicitors for Asbestos-Related and Pleural Plaques Compensation Claims
If you, or someone you love, is unfortunate enough to have been exposed to asbestos in the past, then you need to make sure that they receive the compensation they deserve. Your first step is getting in touch with Tylers Solicitors – our team of specialists can help you to get the justice you need.
Our team of professional personal injury lawyers have many years’ experience when it comes to dealing with all forms of debilitating illnesses. If you suffer from asbestos-related diseases, then you need to get in touch with our specialised team today. We are a no win, no fee company. That means we will do everything in our power to make sure your claim is a success. If you don’t get your compensation, we don’t get paid.
So, don’t hesitate! Get in touch with our professional team today to start your pleural plaques compensation claims in Scotland or other asbestos-related illnesses across the country. You can reach us on 0800 699 0079. If you prefer, you can call us on your mobile at 0333 577 0320. You need a professional team of legal experts on your side – here at Tylers, you can be certain we will always be on your side.