Asbestos Related Illness

  • Asbestos

    The main diseases caused by asbestos inhalation are asbestosis (the scarring of lung tissue) lung cancer, mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the chest and lungs) and pleural disease. Thousands of people die each year in the UK from asbestosis related...
  • Right to Claim for Pleural Plaques Lost

    Sufferers of an asbestos-related condition, pleural plaques, are to be denied the right to claim compensation, even when the condition has been caused by negligence, following a landmark decision in the House of Lords. The judgment reverses the...

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