Pleural Thickening is fibrous damage to the pleura (outer lining of the lungs), which causes the pleura to become thickened. This disease is often caused as a result of exposure to asbestos.
This condition can be caused by things other than exposure to asbestos, for instance old infections, tuberculosis or rib damage, which have healed but left their mark on the pleura.
If this condition is diagnosed, AND it is known that the person was also exposed to asbestos, it is reasonable to assume the cause was exposure to asbestos. The symptoms for pleural thickening are usually dormant for 20 years or more after the original exposures. In some cases though it can be less.
Because the thickened pleura are on the outside of the lungs, its presence can restrict the lungs’ expansion and function. The symptoms will therefore most likely be shortness of breath ranging from mild to severe.
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Anna qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and has been specialising in personal injury claims since 2004. She joined Poole Alcock in 2010, becoming partner in January 2016. She is an APIL Senior Litigator and is accredited by the Law Society as a Specialist Personal Injury Solicitor
Anna has built a reputation as a specialist asbestos claims Solicitor helping individuals who have been diagnosed with an asbestos related illness and their families to recover compensation. As an expert in this area she provides guidance and reassurance at a time when they are experiencing extreme confusion and anxiety over their options.
As well as asbestos claims, Anna also has extensive experience in dealing with serious injury claims and fatal accidents. Her ability to listen to her Clients and show genuine care are key to building solid relationships with all of her Clients.
Anna is also responsible for the firms Community and Social Responsibility Policy and actively organizes events both internally and externally to ensure that the firm plays an active role in our local community. Some examples of this work include assisting the Cheshire East Rangers with building footpaths and coppicing areas of woodland on a weekend, climbing Snowdon in aid of St Lukes Hospice (Cheshire)
As partner in our personal injury department Anna’s goal is to continue recovering compensation for clients who have suffered injury or illness as a result of someone else’s negligence.Contact Me
Georgina is a Solicitor within the Personal Injury department.
Georgina has previously specialised in winning cases other firms had given up on. She qualified as a Solicitor in March 2005 and has over 16 years experience dealing with many types of litigation and in particular personal injury claims arising from accidents at work, stress at work, vibration white finger, RSI, public liability claims, holiday illness, road traffic accident claims and a particularly memorable case involving a rogue cow!
When not at work Georgina enjoys ballroom dancing, watching motorsports, cycling and spending time with her husband and young son.Contact Me
My late husband was really happy with the service you provided and I would like to thank you for making it easier for me after he passed away.
I just want to thank you sincerely for the excellent manner in which you dealt with my recent personal injury claim and to say and to say how surprised and pleased I was with the result.
Thank you again for your help and kindness.
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Poole Alcock were my first choice of solicitors and throughout my claim from start to finish Anna Burns was so supportive to me. She showed me a great deal of empathy due to the nature of my claim. I feel we built an excellent professional relationship and Anna was always available to speak to if I needed to ask any questions. On the rare occasions that I could not reach Anna, all of the supporting staff at Poole Alcock were equally supportive and helpful. The claim ran as smooth and as stress free as it possibly could and I was always well informed of any changes or upcoming appointments. I would highly recommend Poole Alcock.
Thank you for everything Anna. I literally could not have got through all of this without you and all your support.
It really does seem such a long time ago, that I first came to see you….its been such a long road!
Thank you just doesn’t seem enough for everything you have done and for the way you have treated me.
I thank you for always believing in me and for the empathic professional way that that you have dealt with everything. I always felt safe and had confidence in that everything you did was in my best interests.
It was like sharing all my worries except that for me, I didn’t have half the share because you took more than that guiding me through this whole process and for that I will be eternally grateful. Without a doubt I would recommend anyone in a similar position to come to you.
For all your kindness to us over the past 3 years (nearly) and we are very grateful for the settlement. Take care and thanks once again.
I should like to thank you for your excellent service throughout the progress of my claim; you have been very personable and professional. More specifically, you very quickly got to grips with the detail of my accident, which allowed you to form a very accurate opinion of the eventual outcome. I appreciated not only your advice, but also your willingness to be guided by my objectives. The fact that the defendant made an offer so quickly, and at a level you had intimated to be a reasonable expectation at the outset, is testament to your expertise. Finally, your pleasant manner made the whole process painless and even enjoyable!
I just wanted to say a big thank you for all the help you have given me during my mesothelioma claim which has been settled today.
The service I have received has been first class from day one.
Thank you Andrew thanks for all your hard work and the team we really appreciate it.
Mrs Coppenhall handled our request professionally. Efficient with no unnecessary disruption to ourselves with an excellent result. Thank you!
Many thanks for all your help the past few months in finally settling my case. Your help and support has been much appreciated and I’m so glad it is now at an end.
I just wanted to say many thanks for everything you have done for Peter when he was alive.
And your kindness when Peter passed away.
Many Thanks for everything
Thank you for your hard work in reaching a settlement in the claim following the death of my late husband. The final sum far exceeded what I’d imagined it would be.
Again my thanks.
Many thanks to Georgina Coppenhall for her prompt and efficient service.
Poole Alcock were the first solicitors I contacted when I was looking around and Anna Burns was the first person I spoke to. As soon as I had that initial contact with Anna I knew I had made th right choice. Anna’s calm, reassuring manner instantly put me at ease and she was just amazing throughout ther whole process. Anna met my late father on two occasions and dad was very impressed by her professionalism and friendly nature and it took a lot to impress dad!
Thank you Anna for everything you did for us!
A very big thank you and my appreciation and best wishes for all your hard work and dedication in my case for compensation.
I would like to thank you most sincerely for the way you have sensitively handled every aspect of my case, particularly in light of the difficulty I encountered for the first few months.
5 Star service. I would highly reccommend Anna Burns.