Insurance Age

Insurance industry could face £28bn pleural plaques bill

The paper considered what the most appropriate way of supporting people diagnosed with the condition would be, following the Law Lords’ decision on 17 October 2007 that pleural plaques are not actionable or compensatable damage.

Neil Hackett, manager, disease and illness claims unit, Garwyn said: “We will be providing a response to the Government’s consultation paper before the 1 October closing date, but I am concerned that this latest action demonstrates the need for a greater understandin