Grieves and others v Ft Everard and Sons and British Uralite Plc and others: QBD 15 Feb 2005

Each of the claimants sought damages alleging that having been negligently exposed to asbestos in their working lives, they had developed pleural plaques which had arisen from the ingestion of asbestos.
Held: The court could infer permanent penetration by asbestos fibres from the presence of such plaques, but that could not per se found a cause of action. Nevertheless with the other factors enumerated, an award of damages could, and would in these cases be made.


Holland The Honourable Mr Justice Holland


Times 22-Mar-2005, [2005] EWHC 88 (QB)




England and Wales

Cited by:

Appeal fromJohnston v NEI International Combustion Ltd; Rothwell v Chemical and Insulating Co Ltd; similar HL 17-Oct-2007
The claimant sought damages for the development of neural plaques, having been exposed to asbestos while working for the defendant. The presence of such plaques were symptomless, and would not themselves cause other asbestos related disease, but . .
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Personal Injury, Damages

Updated: 29 June 2022; Ref: scu.222710