Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 1:42 pm on 24th April 2009.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Opposition Whip (Commons) 1:42 pm, 24th April 2009

Is not the extent of the pleural plaques a key point? In themselves, they can be asymptomatic—that is, they present no symptoms. Contrary to the example given earlier, if people are not suffering from a particular dysfunction, it could be argued that there is no cause for compensation to be paid. Unless there is an X-ray or some other form of diagnosis, there is no way of telling whether someone has pleural plaques.

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