On the horizon

The press has been full recently of Lord Chief Justice, Lord Phillip's recent ruling that pleural plaques do not constitute damage for the purpose of a personal injury claim and as a result should not be compensatable.

Pleural plaques are a scarring of the chest wall between the lungs and the rib cage, in most cases as a result of exposure to asbestos. For the last 20 years, individuals have been permitted to claim under the logic that the claimant had suffered physical damage as a result of

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