What are Pleural Plaques?
Pleural plaques are areas of scar tissue on the pleura which is two-layered membrane which surrounds the lungs and the lining inside your rib-cage. If you have been diagnosed with pleural plaques it does not mean that that you will go on and develop a more serious disease and although exposure to asbestos does carry a real risk of developing asbestosis, mesothelioma or lung cancer, scientific evidence has shown that having a pleural plaque does not increase that risk.
Pleural plaques are caused by exposure to asbestos and often this is through the work environment by tradesmen such as plumbers, carpenters, electricians, gas fitters and occasionally people carrying out DIY in their homes when they may not have realised that they were working with asbestos sheets.
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What are the legal considerations?
The problem with asbestos related diseases is that with only very minimal exposure it can remain undetected in the body for sometimes between 35 – 40 years before the person becomes unwell. There are even cases of women contracting this disease when they having regularly washed their husband’s clothing which was covered in asbestos dust after a days work.
What is the Harris Fowler approach?
We have a specialist team of lawyers who have the expertise and knowledge to represent clients if they have been exposed to asbestos dust. We understand the issues associated with this type of claim and can advise you on the best way of pursuing compensation to ease the burden if you are no longer able to work.
How we can help?
If you or a family member have been involved in working with or being exposed to asbestos and you would like free and professional advice, please call our FREEPHONE number 0800 213214.