Pleural Effusions: Causes and Compensation

Pleural Effusions: Causes and Compensation
Pleural Effusions: Causes and Compensation
Pleural effusion is the collection of fluid between the lung linings. It can stop the lungs from expanding and moving correctly, which can cause shortness of breath or breathing difficulties.

This condition is often an indication of an underlying disease. If you also suffer from dyspnoea, chest pain, harsh breathing sounds and a dry cough, your pleural effusions may be a warning sign of mesothelioma – an industrial disease caused by asbestos exposure.

How to determine the cause of your pleural effusions

As pleural effusions are a symptom associated with a number of conditions, we would recommend that you get in contact with your GP for further information.

They will be able to refer you to a medical specialist for tests such as chest x-rays, CT and MRI scan and lung function tests, which can be used to provide you with an official diagnosis and access to the medical treatment you need.

Compensation for mesothelioma sufferers

If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be able to claim compensation for the impact the condition has had on your health and finances.

Our specialist mesothelioma lawyers can provide you with expert legal advice and run your compensation claim, if we believe that pursuing one would be in your best interests. With a great deal of experience in managing these claims and dedication to obtaining justice for mesothelioma sufferers, you can trust us to secure you the settlement you rightfully deserve.

For further information on pursuing a mesothelioma compensation claim with Roberts Jackson, contact us on 0800 001 4496. You can also choose to start the process by submitting your details using the box on the right, and a member of the team will be in touch shortly.