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Pleural Thickening


Have you been diagnosed with Pleural Thickening? Speak to us about how we can help you claim Plueral Thickening Compensation.

  • Contracted industrial illness
  • Prolonged exposure to asbestos
  • Poor health
  • Medical costs
  • Unable to work
  • Loss of income

What is Pleural thickening?

Pleural thickening is one of several industrial illnesses like asbestosis and mesothelioma that is caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. This disease is most common in those who have worked with or been around asbestos during their working life. Pleural thickening is:

  • A condition which affects the membrane surrounding the lungs
  • Caused by asbestos fibres being inhaled
  • Caused when the fibres enter the lungs which causes the lungs to become scarred
  • Scarring which causes the tissue to thicken

Our experienced team have helped thousands of people like you

If you suffer from Pleural thickening as a result of exposure to asbestos at work. At Mercury Legal Online we can help you to make a claim for compensation. Each year we help thousands of people just like you to make a claim for compensation. Our expert legal team will guide and support you through the claims process and will be on hand to answer all of your questions.

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You could also fill in our compensation claim form and one of our expert advisers will be in touch or you if you prefer you can talk directly to someone now by calling our 24hr Mercury Legal Online helpline on 0800 122 3130, or request a call back – your claim will be dealt with immediately either way.

Firstly, it is important to point out that pleural thickening and pleural plaques, whilst both caused by asbestos exposure, are two completely separate conditions. We highlight this distinction as it is no longer possible to claim for compensation for pleural plaques in England and Wales whereas pleural thickening remains a compensatable disease which Mercury Legal Online can and indeed does offer assistance with. Many people understandably get the two terms confused and delay seeking legal advice as they are unsure exactly what is wrong with them – our advice is simple, if you think you may have any asbestos related disease contact us without delay and we will investigate the matter for you and let you know what we can or cannot do to help.

Asbestos-related pleural thickening remains a relatively rare disease but of course that is cold comfort to those diagnosed with the condition. In 2010 over 500 cases of pleural thickening were reported to the Health and Safety Executive, the highest number of cases recorded since records began over 20 years ago. As the name suggests, the condition thickens up the lining of the lungs due to the build-up of the scar tissue and in doing so reduces the elasticity of the lungs while at the same time reducing lung capacity. As with many asbestos related diseases pleural thickening can have very different levels of severity and whilst at present there is no cure for the disease the earlier it can be diagnosed the better so that your doctor can monitor the condition and advise upon lifestyle changes.

As with all personal injury claims, if you are diagnosed with asbestos related pleural thickening you need a specialist lawyer on your side to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Mercury Legal Online has access to a number of solicitors with a wealth of experience in dealing with asbestos related enquiries who are ready and waiting to help you on a no up front fees basis.

Click here to visit our specialist asbestos claims web site for more information.

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