Diffuse pleural thickening

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This condition develops when asbestos fibers on the outer lining of the lungs gradually cause tissue scarring, which eventually leads to the thickening of the pleura. While pleural plaques concern a small region of the lungs affected by tissue thickening, diffuse pleural thickening entails the scarring of a larger surface of the pleura. Diffuse pleural thickening may be a forerunner of lung cancer and mesothelioma. Asbestos screening is a must as the asbestos fibers are well distinguishable on a chest X-ray.

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With a diffuse pleural thickening diagnosis you will need to travel to our medical facility in Birmingham, AL if you wish to receive compensation. Additional no-charge testing will be required, generally a chest x-ray and a physical exam.

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Up to 13% of individuals exposed to asbestos in the workplace will develop pleural thickening

If you were/are a smoker and were diagnosed with lung diseases and have occupational military or industrial exposure to asbestos, we can look into eligibility for a claim for you.

Consultation & advice

If you were diagnosed with diffuse pleural thickening, monitoring your health regularly is essential and will help your doctor timely detect a potential onset of mesothelioma. It is recommended to undergo a series of tests (chest X-rays, pulmonary function tests and CT scans) two times a year. We also encourage you to seek a second opinion from a specialist in asbestos diseases, regardless of your diagnosis, as the rate of misdiagnosis is alarmingly high among asbestos victims.

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