What is Pleural Thickening?
Pleural thickening is a lung disease that describes a scarring, calcification, and/or thickening of the pleura, which in simple terms is the lining surrounding the lungs, often as a consequence of the inhalation of asbestos into the lungs.
Harris Fowler understand the effects that such an illness can have on someone’s life both with work and the family.
People that have worked with asbestos have reported to their GP’s with a tightening of the chest or breathlessness that leads to a reduced lung function and this could be caused by the asbestos fibres working their way into the pleura.
Professions most likely to develop this condition include cable layers, carpenters, construction workers, electricians, heating and ventilation engineers to name but a few. 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.
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Your health and recovery is paramount.
Since 1994 Harris Fowler has won substantial compensation on behalf of injured victims. Although our end goal is to win you the compensation you deserve, our process always begins with getting you the best possible medical care to assist you through the recovery process and make life that much easier.
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.
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