UK court adds to mesothelioma victims’ and insurers’ uncertainty

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The UK Court of Appeal has added to the uncertainty surrounding employers’ liability insurance for long-term illnesses, recently holding that, while mesothelioma is ‘contracted’ at the time of exposure to asbestos fibres, no illness is ‘sustained’ until a tumour develops many years later. This controversial decision is now the subject of a Supreme Court appeal. Partner John Morgan (view CV) and Law Graduate Laura Johnston report.

 

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