Pleural Thickening Compensation Claims

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Pleural Thickening Compensation Claims

In addition to illnesses like lung cancer and Asbestosis, claims for an asbestos-related disease can also extend to pleural thickening and pleural plaques compensation.

Pleural thickening, sometimes known as Diffuse Pleural Thickening or DPT, happens when exposure to harmful asbestos fibres causes scarring and calcification of the lining of the lungs.

Pleural thickening can cause a victim to have chest pain or difficulty breathing, as the lungs cannot expand and contract as nature intended. Sadly, there is no cure, which is why our panel of specialist pleural thickening and pleural plaques compensation solicitors work so hard to ensure victims receive what they are entitled to.

The Difference between Pleural Plaques and Pleural Thickening

Unlike pleural thickening, which can affect a person’s ability to breathe effectively, pleural plaques do not cause long-term health issues, nor does their presence mean that a person will later develop an asbestos-related illness like Asbestosis, Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lung Cancer. Because they do not have the same health implications, it is not possible to claim pleural plaques compensation in England and Wales.

Diagnosing Pleural Thickening

Just because it might have been years since you worked in hazardous conditions, it is still possible to make a pleural plaques compensation claim. In fact, it is not uncommon for pleural thickening to be diagnosed decades after exposure to asbestos.

Pleural Thickening Symptoms

Two of the most common symptoms of pleural thickening are:

  1. Shortness of breath.
  2. Chest pain.

As part of the diagnosis of your condition, you may undergo stress tests, to check the efficiency of your lung function. You may also have an x-ray or CT scan, with your specialist taking into account your working and medical history to find out if there are other known factors present, such as exposure to asbestos.

Your results will be compared with what doctors consider to be “normal” results for someone of your age, to see how strong your lungs are and whether they can provide enough oxygen into your bloodstream to nourish your body. Pleural thickening does not only result from exposure to asbestos; it can also be caused by conditions such as:

  • Pneumonia
  • Lupus
  • Emphysema

Treatments like chemotherapy can also lead to pleural thickening. It is therefore vital to identify the cause of pleural thickening, to ensure you have legal grounds to make a successful compensation claim.

Claiming Compensation for Pleural Thickening

Contact The Compensation Experts today, to find out more about making a pleural thickening or pleural plaques compensation claim. We will connect you to a specialist solicitor with relevant experience in successfully handling cases like yours to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.

Our specialist lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of awards for asbestos-related illnesses and will put together a strong claim to ensure you receive the money to which you are entitled.

All of the solicitors that we work with offer no win no fee services. We can explain how this works in your initial conversation so you can decide if it is the right choice for you.

Typically, customers pay 25% including VAT of the compensation amount that is recovered by our third-party law firms, although this is subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this. For example, you may be required to pay an additional fee for other costs such as after-the-event (ATE) insurance. Termination fees may apply.

Find out more today by using our freephone number or filling in our online contact form. The Compensation Experts can help you claim the pleural thickening or pleural plaques compensation you deserve.


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    Am I eligible?

    If you have experienced pleural thickening, due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a compensation for pleural thickening claim.

    If you were a child at the time of the accident, you may have a longer period to claim.

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    How much could I claim?

    Every incident is different, so the amount of pleural thickening and pleural plaques compensation paid can vary from case to case. Factors that contribute to the final figure include the extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, and future losses.

    Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.

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    How does the process work?

    When you make a claim, it’s important to know what to expect. That’s why we make the pleural plaques compensation scheme as transparent & clear as possible.

    Your solicitor will gather all the evidence, before notifying the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.

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