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Pleural thickening is a scarring of the lining surrounding the lungs i.e. the pleura, and is caused by asbestos fibres working their way into the pleura. Pleural thickening can reduce the function of the lungs by making it difficult for them to expand.
Pleural thickening is irreversible, and although does not result directly in the development of more serious conditions such as asbestos-related lung cancer or mesothelioma, suffers have an increased risk of doing so.
Symptoms associated with pleural thickening include shortness of breath and tightening of the chest.
Like other asbestos-related conditions, the latency period is quite considerable, usually about 20 years from initial exposure to asbestos.
Stripes solicitors’ has an expert Industrial Disease team, with many years experience providing advice on pleural thickening, helping clients achieve successful claims to compensate them for this debilitating condition.
We act for our clients under a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement, meaning our services won’t cost you anything, and could potentially provide compensation of thousands of pounds.
If you or a family member have been affected by pleural thickening and want to speak to our expert team regarding a claim, please contact us.
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