The Court of Appeal has rejected the proposition that in cases of exposure to asbestos fibres resulting in mesothelioma, a specific measurement of the duration of the material exposure is required for a claim to succeed. What is required is a finding that the duration of the exposure had constituted a material increase in the risk of contracting mesothelioma. Exposure which was de minimus would be insufficient.

Judgement: Rolls Royce Industrial Power (India) Ltd v Cox [2007] EWCA Civ 1189 (22/11/2007)

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