Mesothelioma

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mesothelioma

[‚me·zō‚thē·lē′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A primary benign or malignant tumor composed of cells resembling the mesothelium.

Mesothelioma

 

a malignant tumor of the mesothelium. It is most frequently encountered in the pleura, less often in the pericardium or peritoneum.

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Pleural plaques is scar tissue in the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos.
MPs will gather for a photo-op as an Early Day Motion calling for the damaging 2007 Lords ruling ending the right to compensation is laid before the Commons, signalling the growing concern among MPs that the Ministry of Justice has yet to make clear what steps it will take to provide support for thousands of UK workers scarred by pleural plaques.
He said: I have been suffering from chest pains and been short of breath for more than 10 years but only found out I had pleural plaques recently.
He said: "The Government will give further consideration to the issue of compensation for people diagnosed with pleural plaques before publishing a final response after the recess.
Does he agree that it does not matter how the issue is dressed up: pleural plaques are a working-class industrial injury caused by negligent exposure to asbestos?
Mr Bueno was making submissions to the judge at the resumed hearing into claims being brought by 10 men who contracted pleural plaques internal scars in the linings of the lungs caused by asbestos.
But the scheme was limited to those diagnosed with pleural plaques who had not received any cash prior to a legal ruling in October 2007, which changed the rules on compensation.
But the law lords ruled yesterday that pleural plaques themselves were not a disease - removing the right of sufferers to compensation.
The Damages Act was passed by Scottish Parliament in 2009 which gave people with pleural plaques - a scarring of the lungs caused by asbestos - the right to pursue compensation.
Workers with pleural plaques, usually caused by exposure to asbestos, will now suffer financial hardship, it was warned.
But the law lords ruled yesterday that pleural plaques themselves are not a disease - removing the right of sufferers to compensation.
Mr Justice O'Hara held pleural plaques is a statutory personal injury for which damages should be given if fault is proven.