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Update on Pleural Plaques

Andrew James

Posted by Andrew James | Senior Associate
On 12th April 2016

In Scotland a recent test case doubled the level of compensation for a worker who developed pleural plaques on his lungs as a result of being exposed to asbestos. His award of £15,000 took into account the distress and anxiety suffered as a result of this diagnosis.

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Court finally rights a mathematical wrong

Andrew James

Posted by Andrew James | Senior Associate
On 25th February 2016

In the fatal mesothelioma case of Knauer v MOJ [2014] EWHC 2553 (QB) the trial judge held that he was bound to follow the approach adopted by the House of Lords in the cases of Cookson v Knowles [1979] AC 556 and Graham v Dodds [1983] 1 WLR 808 and to calculate the multiplier for future loss from the date of death.

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