Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mesothelioma Asbestos law challenge rejected

A big to invalidate a Scottish parliament law giving victims of an asbestoes related illness has been rejected by a allows sufferers of pleural plaques, a benign scaring off the lungs, to make compensation claims.

Pleural plaques does not cause or develop into a more serious asbestosis related condition but it does signify an increased risk of exposure to asbestos.the insurers said the act would benefit a small group of individuals who had suffered no harm and would impose a disproportionate and excessive burden on insurers running into hundreds of millions if not billions of pounds

The judge however did not accept the insurers complaints. He also said the Scottish government believes that the legislation is in right in principle and right in law and has been unequivocally upheld. Insurers are definitely good appeal against this.

God help them.