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What are pleural plaques?

10th Oct 18 8:30 AM

Pleural plaques are caused by exposure to asbestos – a naturally occurring mineral used widely in industry and construction throughout the mid-20th century – but do not develop until 10-50 years after exposure. Pleural plaques are areas of localised scarring or calcification found on the pleura – the lining of...

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What is the asbestos compensation claims process?

8th Oct 18 8:30 AM

Have you been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, asbestosis or pleural thickening? You may be able to claim compensation for your past exposure to asbestos. If you were wrongfully exposed to deadly asbestos dust and fibres, you are owed justice and financial peace of mind. This isn’t about a...

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What is asbestos exposure?

5th Oct 18 10:00 AM

Disturbing or damaging asbestos and asbestos-containing materials releases microscopic fibres. If inhaled, these fibres can cause serious lung diseases later in life. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral which has had regular industrial use in the United Kingdom and around the world. Throughout the 20th century, hundreds of thousands of skilled...

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Can you claim for pleural plaques?

3rd Oct 18 10:00 AM

Pleural plaques are benign, localised areas of scar tissue found on the pleura – the lining of the lung – caused by exposure to asbestos. Since 2007, it has not been possible for an individual who has been diagnosed with pleural plaques alone to claim civil compensation in either England...

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Why is asbestos dangerous?

1st Oct 18 10:00 AM

When asbestos is damaged or disturbed, microscopic fibres are released into the air. If these fibres are inhaled, they can cause serious damage to the lungs and life-changing diseases. Asbestos is a naturally occurring, fibrous mineral which was regularly used around Britain from the end of the 19th century. Asbestos...

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