Low Exposure Asbestos Claims - The Key Issues
The latency period for the onset of symptoms arising from asbestos disease means many claims are now being brought as a consequence of lighter and lower exposures than historically was the case. The days of heavy exposure claims for laggers or pipefitters are largely behind us and we are now seeing increasing cases of care providers, office workers and teachers being diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Low exposure claims continue to be a major area of contention. The common law surrounding low exposure asbestos claims is evolving at a rapid pace and it is important to have a sound understanding of the issues that are likely to be raised when litigating a low exposure claim.
This webinar will help you be best prepared to deal head on with the challenges posed by low exposure asbestos claims.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- Advances in the common law duty of care from Merewether & Price onwards
- Common law duties, the practical application by the court, consideration of Stokes v Guest…Ltd, Williams v University of Birmingham, Bussey v Anglia Heating Ltd, to Cuthbert v Taylor Woodrow Construction Holdings
- Application of the Factories Acts 1947/1961 and the Asbestos Industry Regulations
- Material contribution in mesothelioma claims with reference to Bannister v Freemans plc and the overlap with low levels of asbestos exposure
- Asbestos in schools; where are we currently and what does the future bring in low dose asbestos claims
- Practice points, how best to mitigate the litigation risks presented by low exposure claims including consideration of White v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and Cuthbert v Taylor Woodrow Construction Holdings both currently under appeal
This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Thursday 25th January 2024 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.
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