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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.

There is a period of at least 10 years from being exposed to asbestos and developing asbestosis and pleural thickening. Both conditions can result from exposure to blue, brown or white asbestos.

Making a claim for compensation

Our priority is to gather the evidence we will need and to make an assessment on whether you have grounds for a claim.

We will come and meet you, at your home, in order to understand the history of how you were exposed to asbestos.

The amount of exposure to asbestos required for mesothelioma to develop is not known, but medical science has not ruled out that very low levels of exposure to blue, brown or white asbestos can cause the disease.

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