Asbestos-related cancer victims' compensation victory

The Supreme Court has ruled that insurance liability was "triggered" at the time mesothelioma victims were exposed to asbestos dust.

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Solicitor welcomes Supreme Court asbestos ruling

Relatives of workers who died of an asbestos related cancer have won a compensation fight at the Supreme Court.

Judges have ruled that liability of insurance companies was "triggered" when employees were exposed to asbestos dust and not when cancer symptoms emerged, sometimes decades later.

Roger Maddocks, from the Newcastle office of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors says it's welcome news for those suffering from mesothelioma.

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