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  • Asbestosis and pleural thickening

Asbestosis and pleural thickening

Asbestosis is a fibrosis (or scarring) within the lungs caused by heavy exposure to asbestos dust.

It is usually a progressive disease, although the rate at which it grows can vary greatly. It causes breathlessness which can become severe.

What is pleural thickening?

Pleural thickening is a scarring of the outside lining of the lungs (the pleura). It causes varying degrees of breathlessness and can result from exposure to lower levels of asbestos than asbestosis.

Asbestosis and pleural thickening from asbestos

Asbestos and pleural thickening have a long latency period (the time which must pass between the exposure to asbestos and the development of symptoms). This is at least 10 years.

Both conditions can result from exposure to blue, brown or white asbestos. Although white is the least dangerous type, in many cases it has been proven to have caused asbestosis or pleural thickening.

Compensation

Our specialist solicitors have over twenty years’ experience with asbestos disease claims, including asbestosis and pleural thickening.

We will work hard to get you the results you want, and are happy to act under ‘no win, no fee’ agreements; if your claim doesn’t succeed, you won’t have to pay.

If you would like more information, or if you think you have a viable asbestosis or pleural thickening claim, contact Michael Osborne today.