Our asbestos claims team were instructed by Mr N to investigate a claim for diffuse pleural thickening following his exposure to asbestos whilst employed as a television engineer.Mr N was diagnosed with diffuse pleural thickening after suffering symptoms of increasing breathlessness.Mr N gave evidence to Boyes Turner, expert Industrial Disease lawyers, that he was exposed to asbestos whilst employed as a television engineer for a number of different companies. He was involved in working with components within televisions that contained asbestos.Boyes Turner Claims compensation lawyers obtained a medical report on Mr N’s condition from an expert in asbestos related diseases. The expert concluded that Mr N suffered with a 50% respiratory disability of which 25% was as a result of his asbestos related diffuse pleural thickening. Mr N also has a risk of contracting further asbestos related lung diseases including mesothelioma and asbestos related lung cancer.Boyes Turner, expert asbestos claims lawyers settled Mr N’s claim against one of the Defendants located. A majority of the former employers of Mr N were dissolved and despite investigations, insurers could only be located for one employment period. However, Mr N has settled his claim against the traced insurer on a provisional damages basis. Should Mr N have a significant deterioration in his condition, or should he develop asbestosis, mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer then he has the right to return to court for further damages.