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Pleural Plaques Compensation

If you have been exposed to asbestos and have developed pleural plaques, you may claim for compensation. Pleural plaques can cause discomfort or impaired lung function. Contact one of our lawyers today.

What is Pleural Plaque?

Pleural plaques are the most common signs of asbestos exposure. Pleural plaques are commonly formed on the lining of the lungs and are not cancerous, with most people who develop pleural plaque showing no symptoms. However, if you have pleural plaques, this may be an indicator of a higher risk of developing cancer such as lung cancer or mesothelioma.

Our Compensation Process

Starting a silicosis compensation claim with Turner Freeman, you’re guaranteed to receive compassion and professionalism from our lawyers. We try to take the legal stress out of your hands through 6 easy steps.

  1. Contact Turner Freeman

    Telephone Turner Freeman on 13 43 63 or fill in our online form. Tell us you have been diagnosed with pleural plaques due to workplace exposure and that you would like to speak to a lawyer.

  2. Our Pleural Plaques lawyers get in touch with you

    One of our lawyers will speak to you and arrange to see you at our office. If you cannot travel, the lawyer will visit you at home or in hospital.

  3. Relevant documentation recorded and collected

    Our lawyer will obtain all of the information from you necessary to run the claim including collecting medical records and other information relevant to your pleural plaques claim.

  4. Pleural Plaques compensation entitlements discussed

    Once the medical records confirm you have an asbestos related disease, we will discuss your compensation entitlements available to you.

  5. Our asbestos lawyers to prepare your claim

    If you proceed, your lawyer will prepare your pleural plaques claim, lodge the appropriate documentation to ensure the claim is successfully concluded. Your lawyer can also speed up the claim if your health is failing.

  6. Most compensation claims are settled before court trial

    We are with you throughout the entire process. We will keep you informed and updated at every stage so you always know where your claim is up to.

Read more about compensation process here.

Symptoms of Pleural Plaques

A majority of people have shown little to no symptoms for pleural plaque, however, some have reported discomfort in breathing. 

Latency period of the development of Pleural Plaques

The latency period between exposure to asbestos and development of pleural plaque is generally believed to be about 10 years.

Pleural Plaques Compensation Claims Lawyers

We have team of expert of asbestos lawyers who can help you investigate and put together a claim if you have been exposed to asbestos. Previously it was thought that pleural plaques didn’t cause any symptoms but recent studies have shown thickening of pleural plaques have been linked to a decrease in total lung capacity and other measures of lung function.

If you have been diagnoses with pleural plaques, contact one of our asbestos lawyers today.

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“They showed me a lot of respect and a lot of compassion, particularly when I first met Armando.

He was very compassionate and supportive. And I didn’t expect it from a lawyer. I expected to get a good legal service and good legal advice but I didn’t expect how much support and compassion I received. I will always be grateful for that.”

Frequently Asked Questions about Pleural Plaques

Can you get compensation for pleural plaques?

If you can prove pleural plaques are causing you pain, you may be eligible to make a claim. Contact one of our asbestos lawyers today to find out more.

How do you get pleural plaques?

Pleural plaques are exclusively formed from asbestos exposure. Patches of fibrous thickening on the pleural membrane form which can progress slowly and thicken or calcify.

Can pleural plaques cause pain?

In most cases pleural plaques don’t cause any pain or develop symptoms, however there are known cases of breathing discomfort due to the restricting breathing capacity.

Choose Turner Freeman Lawyers, Australia's trusted asbestos related disease lawyers

If you have been diagnosed with pleural plaques, Turner Freeman can help you with your personal injury claim. We have pleural plaque compensation lawyers located in:

QLD– BrisbaneLoganNorth LakesIpswichToowoombaGold CoastSunshine Coast and Cairns.

NSW – Sydney, ParramattaCampbelltown, Newcastle, Penrith, Wollongong, Windsor, Toronto, Norwest and Gloucester.

SA – Adelaide and Whyalla.

WA – Perth

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