Challenge to Scottish pleural plaques law rejected

Source: on 2010-01-12 14:09:00

An insurance industry bid to stop the Scottish Parliament from overturning a 2007 House of Lords decision to end compensation for asbestos-related pleural plaques sufferers has ended in failure.AXA General Insurance and other insurers forced a judicial review of the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Act, which allows claims for compensation for pleural plaques (a scarring of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos) in Scotland. They unsuccessfully argued that ...

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