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U.K.: "Pleural plaque anxiety ruled noncompensable"



"Overturning a legal precedent of more than 20 years, the U.K. Court of Appeal last week ruled that anxiety induced by the asbestos-related condition pleural plaques should not be compensable". The ruling could save insurers upwards of �1 billion; cases in which claimants display impairment or other symptoms of illness can still go forward. (Carolyn Aldred, Business Insurance, Jan. 30; Yorkshire Post; Daily Telegraph; Sunderland Echo). The subhed on a Nov. 14 BBC report curiously describes claimants as having been "struck down" by the asymptomatic condition.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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