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Pleural Plaques

Pleural plaques are scarring to the lining of the lungs and are an indicator that asbestos fibres have been inhaled in the past.

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Can I claim for Pleural Plaques?

In most cases, your treating Physician will have explained your diagnosis to you and notified you whether the illness has been caused by your previous exposure to asbestos.

There are a number of different types of asbestos related illnesses, some of which are eligible for compensation to be claimed and some are not.

Pleural plaques are scarring to the lining of the lungs and are an indicator that asbestos fibres have been inhaled in the past.

Unfortunately since 2011, individuals can no longer claim compensation for a diagnosis of pleural plaques. The House of Lords took this decision based upon the fact that the majority of pleural plaque cases do not actually result in the individual suffering any noticeable symptoms.

Compensation in England and Wales is based upon the pain and suffering that an individual has or is going through and as such, pleural plaques simply do not warrant any compensation to be paid.

What if I Develop an an Asbestos Related Disease?

However, as mentioned above, pleural plaques are an indicator of an individual’s exposure to asbestos and therefore, in some circumstances, other asbestos related conditions may well develop in the future.

This is not a certainty because asbestos can have affect people differently, however if you would like to register your interest as a pleural plaque sufferer, please complete an enquiry form below confirming your details and your diagnosis and we will keep your details on record so that we can keep you up to date with any developments in the law.

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Poole Alcock Solicitors are experts in bringing claims on behalf of Asbestos victims throughout the UK. We are dedicated to getting you every penny of compensation that you deserve.

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