Pleural Thickening Compensation Claims
In addition to illnesses like lung cancer and Asbestosis, compensation claims for asbestos-related disease can also extend to pleural thickening claims.
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. The damaged tissue is thicker and less flexible than healthy cells. It 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 for pleural thickening which is why our specialist compensation solicitors work so hard to ensure victims receive the compensation to which they are entitled.
Diagnosing Pleural Thickening
Do not worry that just because it is years since you worked in hazardous conditions that it will not be possible to make a compensation claim for pleural thickening. It is not uncommon for pleural thickening to be diagnosed decades after exposure to asbestos.
Two of the most common symptoms of pleural thickening are shortness of breath and 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, and your specialist will take 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 get 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:
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.
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 compensation for pleural plaques in England and Wales.
Claiming Compensation for Pleural Thickening
Contact The Compensation Experts today to find out more about making a compensation claim for pleural thickening. We will connect you to a specialist solicitor with relevant experience in successfully handling cases like yours and make sure you have the right people working to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
Our specialist lawyers at The Compensation Experts 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.
The majority of our claims are handled on a No Win No Fee* basis, and we can explain how this works at your initial consultation so you can decide if it is the right choice for you.
Find out more today by using our freephone number of filling in our online contact form. The Compensation Experts can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
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