Asbestosis is a lung disease commonly caused by excessive and prolonged periods of exposure to asbestos.
Exposure to asbestos causes scarring and thickening of lung tissues, in turn causing the lungs to lose elasticity and their ability to function properly. The main symptom of asbestosis is shortness of breath, however other symptoms include chest pain, tightness around the chest, or an unexplained cough.
If you think you may be suffering with asbestosis, you should seek advice from your GP where an X-ray, scan or biopsy may be carried out to help diagnose the condition. Oxygen therapy can help relieve the symptoms of asbestosis, however the condition cannot be cured.
Thompsons has specialist teams of solicitors who are experts in asbestosis cases. If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, we can help establish whether you have a valid case for compensation, and will support you throughout your claim.