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tsminilogoPleural Thickening is an asbestos related disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres within the air. These can be inhaled in through the nose or mouth and can cause diffuse pleural thickening, which got its name as the fibres find their way to the pleura. The fibres can cause thickening or scarring to the area of your lung causing shortness of breath, a tightness across the chest, and general chest pains.

The disease can be caused over a long period as a person infected is exposed to asbestos over a long period. It can affect one or both of your lungs and can make life uncomfortable for the sufferer.

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The link between Asbestos and Pleural Thickening

Asbestos is a material that was once regarded as a good material to use due to it being non-flammable and indestructible, and a lot of buildings used it as a good source of insulation. Asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999 as it became apparent that the fibres caused long-term illnesses to those exposed to it.

Pleural Thickening stops the lung from properly functioning as the extra thickening or scarring on the lung prevents it from properly expanding. It is a disease that forms over many years due to exposure to the asbestos fibres and some people who have started to show symptoms today could have been exposed as far back as the 1960’s. It is thought that pleural thickening can take up to 20 years to be detected.

There is a risk of between 1-5% that pleural thickening can lead to other asbestos related diseases such as Mesothelioma and Asbestosis.

What is Pleural Thickening?

Pleural Thickening is a disease of the lungs that that results in the thickening of the pleura which is a thin lining between the lungs and the rib cage. If the growth continues unchecked, this scar tissue can encase the lungs and close off the space between the lungs and the pleura. Victims of the condition suffer from breathlessness and tightness of the chest due to a reduction in the lung function. This condition is usually caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust into the lungs.

How much compensation will I get for Pleural Thickening?

Pleural Thickening condition does not have a cure; one can only manage it. The disease which occurs after lengthy exposure to asbestos attracts compensation. Pleural thickening compensation claims usually range from £20,000 to £50,000. The amount due depends on your present condition and amount of suffering and disability as a result of the condition. However, in case you are still working, and you lose your job due to the condition, you are likely to receive additional compensation for the loss of income. It is advisable to contact solicitors who have experience in handling asbestos-related claims.

How can you tell if you have Pleural Thickening?

Some of the symptoms of the Pleural Thickness condition include experiencing a shortness of breath over a period and chest pain after light physical exertion. You may also notice a reduced chest wall movement as well as a persistent cough.

Are you a no-win-no-fee Pleural Thickening Solicitor?

When you approach us for assistance, we ensure you do not suffer more than you already are by providing you with free legal consultation. Should you request us to file your claim, we will take it on a no-win-no-fee basis. We will then pursue the claim to its logical conclusion while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.

Can you tell me the best place to look for information about Pleural Thickening?

The best source of information on Pleural Thickening has to be from a registered and practising GP. If you have a family doctor, they should be able to take a look at you and refer you to a specialist for confirmation of the condition. With the condition confirmed, you should approach a solicitor with experience on Pleural Thickening claims to give you legal advice on the way forward. We have a group of experienced solicitors who have assisted many people in their quest to seek justice for suffering from the Pleural thickening condition.

How do I make a Pleural Thickening compensation claim?

Pleural thickening usually occurs many years after the exposure. It usually affects people who have been exposed to asbestos over a lengthy period. If you are diagnosed with Pleural thickening, it is a good idea to recall the locations where you were working and got exposed to asbestos. Many industries have a higher than normal exposure levels to asbestos, and if you were working in one of the industries, it is likely you were exposed. We have a long list of the industries and occupations where workers are at risk. We will identify the company or insurer responsible for paying your claim. You can contact us for a free consultation and based on our findings; we advise you how to proceed with the claim. If we think you have a solid case, we will inform you and request to file the claim on your behalf. We will then give you regular updates on the process.

Is there a Pleural Thickening test I can take?

For a conclusive diagnosis to be confirmed, some tests need to be carried out. The most common test includes an x-ray as well as a CT scan. Based on the results, the doctor can make a proper diagnosis of the condition.

Who can make a claim for Pleural Thickening?

After you have gone to a doctor and they have diagnosed you with Pleural Thickening, you can make a claim for the condition. In case you have been worked in shipbuilding, mining, ventilation, roofing, painting, firefighting and many other related industries you have a right to claim compensation for being exposed to asbestos leading to the condition.

What is the Pleural Thickening diagnosis procedure?

When you experience loss of breath all the time, it is important to visit a doctor. Based on the initial examination, the doctor may recommend an x-ray and it if reveals the presence of pleural thickening, the doctor may order a CT scan to establish the extent of the condition.

Where is your Pleural Thickening compensation claims form?

To start the process, you may click on the link below to fill the compensation claims form. It is important to take action immediately because any delay will likely lead to a worsening of your condition. With the damages paid, you can be able to use the money to manage the condition. After diagnosis, the law requires you to file a claim within three years. If you choose to make a claim after three years have elapsed, the courts may decide to allow your claim and award damages as long as there is a good reason for the delay. During the claim process there is something you need to consider; in some cases, patients may develop further complications after the completion of their claim process and damage award. You have to decide whether to accept a lower payment but with a right to pursue a further claim in future or go for one major claim. Based on the report from your doctor and your individual circumstances we will advise you on the best strategy. In case you may have filed a previous claim with your former employer, we will review the case to establish how it was settled.

Pleural Thickening Tips

If you are diagnosed with pleural thickening, it does not mean the end of the road. Although the condition does not have a cure, it is manageable. However, if the condition is not carefully managed, it can lead to malignant Mesothelioma which is a rare type of cancer. This is why it is so important for one to make regular visits to the doctor to assess the status of their condition. If one has been smoking, they will be urged to quit smoking immediately they are diagnosed. Regular exercise is also recommended to ensure that the healthy part of the lungs performs at its best.

Have you been diagnosed with Pleural Thickening? If you have the Tylers Solicitors can help you to make a claim for pleural thickening compensation. Call us today on 0800 699 0079 to see how Tylers Solicitors can help you to make your claim.

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