Articles tagged with the term: Asbestos

  • What are the signs and symptoms of asbestosis?

    Asbestosis is defined as a diffuse pulmonary fibrosis caused by the inhalation of an excessive amount of asbestos. Asbestosis is a non-cancerous form of pulmonary fibrosis where the lung tissue become...
  • What are pleural plaques?

    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 a...
  • What is the asbestos compensation claims process?

    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 wrongfu...
  • What is asbestos exposure?

    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 whi...
  • Can you claim for pleural plaques?

    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...