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 Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour, Hendon 1:42 pm, 24th April 2009

The problem is that psychological injury in these circumstances can be looked at by the courts only if there is also a physical injury that they consider compensatable. My Bill simply tries to establish that pleural plaques are compensatable, so that a link could therefore be made to the psychological injury. There is no new principle involved.

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