The UK Supreme Court has ruled that a person who is exposed to even tiny amounts of asbestos and who then contracts mesothelioma has a claim for compensation from the company or persons responsible for the exposure.
The Liverpool legal firm Norman Jones, representing one of the claimants, said that the Supreme Court ruling 'sets a precedent for many thousands of asbestos-related cases likely to be brought before the courts in the next 10 to 15 years'.
Image and description are from the AFIP Atlas of Tumor Pathology: Serosal membranes: diffuse pleural mesothelioma. Extensive involvement of the pericardium. (Image, courtesy of Dr. Samuel Hammar, Seattle, WA, via Wikimedia Commons)
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