Making a Diffuse Pleural Thickening Claim
There are many thousands of people living in the UK today who have worked in industry and been exposed to asbestos over long periods of time. Many of these people will contract an asbestos-related illness or disease, through no fault of their own. If you have considered making a diffuse pleural thickening claim, or seeking compensation for a similar condition, then here at Accident Advice Helpline we give you the facts to help you progress further.
Diffuse Pleural Thickening: The Cause
Diffuse Pleural Thickening is (along with pleural plaques) one of the two forms of non-malignant pleural disease, which affects the pleura, the outer lining of the lung. This condition is caused by fine asbestos fibres which, once breathed in, become embedded in the pleura, causing fibrosis and thickening of the wall of the lung.
The numbers of people making diffuse pleural thickening claims continue to be high in Great Britain in comparison with other countries, due largely to workplace asbestos exposures of the past.
Diffuse Pleural Thickening: The Symptoms
Once the lining of the lungs has thickened, the elasticity and function of this organ is compromised. Symptoms typically include shortness of breath and chest pain.
Living with Diffuse Pleural Thickening
Once it has been scarred, lung tissue cannot be repaired; therefore there is no cure for diffuse pleural thickening. If you are living with the effects of a condition such as diffuse pleural thickening, it is likely that you will suffer mental, emotional and perhaps financial pressures in addition to the physical symptoms you have to cope with day to day. Making a diffuse pleural thickening claim for compensation may help you come to terms with the fact that you have contracted an illness through no fault of your own and, of course, give you some financial assistance to offer some relief from the stresses and pressures you face.
Accident Advice Helpline and your Diffuse Pleural Thickening Claim
At Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) we have been working for over ten years to successfully bring compensation to thousands of victims who have been injured or suffer illness through no fault of their own. Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and endorsed by consumer champion Esther Rantzen, we are proud of our reputation for integrity and reliability. Who better, then, to trust with your diffuse pleural thickening claim?
- Take AAH’s unique 30-second test to find out if you qualify for compensation and to get an idea of how much you could receive
- Speak to one of our friendly advisors on 0800 180 4123 and explain that you want to make an diffuse pleural thickening claim
- Though you may need to attend at least one additional medical assessment, most claims can largely be processed by telephone
- It is likely that you will not need to attend court
- You can claim for any expenses you have incurred as a result of your condition (so keep all receipts which can be used as evidence to support your claim)