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Pleural Thickening Causes

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Causes of Pleural Thickening


  • Exposed to particles of asbestos dust
  • Inhaled over a period of time at work
  • Developed pleural thickening
  • Worried about the future
  • Facing ongoing medical costs
  • Need expert legal advice

Pleural thickening is most commonly caused by being exposed to particles of asbestos dust. Asbestos was heavily used in the construction and mining industries and as a result over half of all people know to have inhaled asbestos dust over a long period of time end up developing pleural thickening. Pleural thickening is caused when particles of dust are inhaled and result in causing widespread scarring along the lining (the pleura) of the lungs. Whilst in some cases pleural thickening can be relatively harmless in other cases it can be a debilitating disease.

The main symptom of Pleural thickening is shortness of breath. Pleural thickening is not as serious as asbestosis or mesothelioma, however it is often a sign of exposure to asbestos. Mercury Legal Online can help you make a claim for compensation. We will:

  • Ensure we answer all of your questions about making a claim
  • Do all of the form-filling for you
  • Answer all of your questions
  • Keep you updated on the progress of your claim
  • Ensure you pay no up front fees

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At Mercury Legal Online we understand that this may be a worrying time for you and your family, which is why we’ve made our process as simple as possible for you. Our team of approachable legal specialists will be on hand to answer any of your questions and will be able to guide you through the legal process.

Our friendly team can help you today

Our friendly team will make it as simple as possible by doing all the hard work and form-filling so you don’t have to. Just 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.

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Industrial disease claim

There are many different types of industrial diseases you can develop after being exposed to hazardous substances or dangerous conditions at work. To find out more view our media center.