Pleural plaques information and advice

Pleural plaques is the most common disease caused by exposure to asbestos and can occur after a latent period of approximately 20-40 years.

They are smooth, white, raised irregular areas of fibrous collagen tissue that develop on the pleura (lining of the lungs) and often become calcified. The size of pleural plaques varies from small to large, and are usually found by chance on a chest x-ray.

Although in themselves pleural plaques are not thought to cause any physical symptoms, their presence can cause apprehension and lead to future illnesses.

High Court ruling
The High Court has ruled that thousands of people with pleural plaques are entitled to compensation. Although generally pleural plaques don’t impair lung function, exposure to asbestos and the development of pleural plaques can cause anxiety and the risk of future asbestos-related diseases.

If you believe that you have pleural plaques and are affected by the High Court ruling, call us now on 0800 781 7789 and we will deal with your claim enquiry immediately.

Expert personal injury solicitors
Our solicitors have a particular understanding of the issues surrounding pleural plaques claims:

  • Pleural plaque ruling
    The ruling by the High Court is a huge step forward for people suffering from pleural plaques. Having researched the fine detail of the ruling, we have a thorough understanding of the issues relating to pleural plaques, employer responsibility and related issues
  • Understanding the effect
    We appreciate the health impact and anxiety caused by pleural plaques and at all times your claim will be dealt with in a professional and compassionate way
  • Medical experts
    Access to the UK’s leading medical experts who will play a key role in providing expert medical opinion to support your compensation claim
  • Treatment and support
    We can make a dramatic difference by organising treatment and support for you
  • Witness resources
    An established network to enable us to trace witnesses even from as long ago as 20 years +

Expert legal advice
If you would like to speak to a solicitor about pleural plaques or any related issue, please call us on 0800 781 7789 or complete the claim assessment form opposite and we’ll get back to you.


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