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Pleural plaques - changing the future of the industry

What impact has the recent judgment on pleural plaques had on the industry and sufferers, what are the wider implications and what does the future hold in terms of compensation claims?

Michael: I think several people were surprised by the decision, especially if you look at how the first case went. It seemed to be going down the line that pleural plaques were compensatable as long as you had suffered anguish or stress. It looked like they were discouraging people from taking a final settlement

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