Insurers in the UK are seeking to get an asbestos claims law overturned.
Mesothelioma Cancer News — UK insurers are seeking a review for a new law that would allow victims of asbestos exposure with pleural plaques to claim compensation. As reported by BBC News, insurers are seeking to overturn The Damages Act, which allows Scotland asbestos sufferers with the condition to make this types of claim, and are set to request a review from the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
Nick Starling with the Association of British Insurers is quoted by the BBC as stating, “There is a fundamental issue here, which is that compensation needs to be paid on the basis of damage.”
Those in opposition of the law are alleging that the condition does not cause pain or symptoms in those who have it. However, pleural plaques do reportedly increase one’s chance of developing mesothelioma. As noted in the report, hundreds of shipyard workers and others in Scotland have developed mesothelioma and lung cancer.
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