Category Asbestosis

FATAL ACCIDENT DAMAGES CONSIDERED: BLAKE -v- MAD MAX LIMITED

In Blake v Mad Max Ltd  [2018] EWHC 2134 (QB) Peter Marquand (sitting as a High Court Judge) considered several disputed aspects of damages in a fatal claim. The judgment provides a useful guide to general damages in mesothelioma cases, it confirms the view that damages cannot be awarded for a “wake” and provides a […]

FATAL ACCIDENT DAMAGES: A RECENT CASE: LIFE EXPECTANCY; DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF SERVICES & LOSS OF CARE & ATTENTION

In Magill v Panel Systems (DB Limited) [2017] EWHC 1517 (QB) His Honour Judge Gosnell (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) considered some key issues relating to fatal accident damages.   THE CASE The claimant was the widow whose husband died from a cardiac arrest.   It was successfully argued that that the presence […]

Asbestos: Breach, Causation and Damages David Kearns v Delta Steeplejacks Limited [2017] EWHC 149 (QB)

By Sabrina Hartshorn   Where an apportionment for exposure to asbestos was carried out using a time based apportionment as opposed to a dose based apportionment A copy of this case can be found at http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2017/149.html Key points The diffuse pleural thickening in the claimant’s right lung had been caused by asbestos exposure. The position […]