What is Diffuse Pleural Thickening?
Exposure to asbestos can lead to generalised scarring of the pleura, which is the lining of the lungs. Pleural Thickening compensation may be available if you have been diagnosed with diffuse pleural thickening. Unlike asbestosis diffuse pleural thickening is normally associated with lower levels of exposure. Diffuse pleural thickening is often referred to as pleural parenchymal disease. This thickening leads to constriction of the lung with consequent loss of lung volume and increasing breathlessness.
It can affect one lung or both lungs. It can result in significant disability if it is extensive and affects both lungs. It will generally take 10 years after first exposure to asbestos for it to develop.
Diffuse Pleural Thickening Compensation
Awards vary, depending on the degree of disability. However, typically, awards for the injury itself range between £10,000 and £50,000.
If you have been diagnosed with pleural thickening and wish to pursue a claim for asbestos pleural thickening compensation you should speak to an experienced Solicitor. Pleural thickening claims can be complicated and require specialist medical evidence and sometimes specialist engineering evidence. You should only consult a Solicitor who is experienced in such cases. Call us any time on 0800 833 099 and speak to one of our specialist pleural thickening compensation lawyers now who will investigate your asbestos pleural thickening compensation claim completely free of charge and without obligation.
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