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Pleurisy – also known as pleuritis – refers to the inflammation of the pleura, the thin membrane, which covers the lungs. There are multiple causes of this condition, including asbestos exposure. It is not uncommon for pleurisy to precede the onset of mesothelioma and oftentimes, it co-occurs with the disease. The most common signs of pleurisy are shortness of breath and chest pain. If you have a pleurisy diagnosis and X-rays showed the presence of asbestos fibers in your lungs, we can help.

Occupational Asbestos Exposure

Environmental Litigation Group can take your case only if added to a pleurisy diagnosis you receive a subsequent medical evaluation and the chest X-ray screening shows asbestos fibers in your lungs.

As a Common Early Sign, Pleurisy Often Occurs before Mesothelioma

If you have a history of asbestos exposure and you were a smoker, you CAN file a claim to recover compensation.

Conditions that Qualify for VA Asbestos Compensation

Asbestos diseases entitle veterans to compensation benefits only if the majority of the asbestos exposure occurred during active duty. Only a few of these diseases will bring in a 100% disability coverage (like pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma), and all of them require documentation and proof that they were caused by asbestos exposure and not other causes.

Lung cancer Mesothelioma Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis