Pleural plaques compensation announcement

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Pleural plaques victims were anxiously waiting a decision from the Government yesterday as to whether or not they would be able to claim compensation.

Under present law you are unable to claim compensation for pleural plaques in England and Wales and it was hoped that the Government was going to reverse this decision.

However the Government have now said that they are giving "active consideration" to compensating victims of pleural plaques but confirmed that no decision would be made until after the summer recess.

Pleural plaques are a scarring of the lung often caused by exposure to asbestos fibres. Many victims of the disease now live with the worry that they are more likely to develop a deadly asbestos related disease such as asbestosis or mesothelioma.

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