The claimant was the daughter of a lady who died of mesothelioma. The defendant appealed saying that the judge had found that the exposure for which it was responsible had increased the risk above the background risk by only 18%, and this was insufficient to found liability.
 EWCA Civ 1159,  QB 370,  2 WLR 951
Compensation Act 2006 3
England and Wales
Appeal from – Sienkiewicz v Greif (UK) Ltd; Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willmore SC 9-Mar-2011
The Court considered appeals where defendants challenged the factual basis of findings that they had contributed to the causes of the claimant’s Mesothelioma, and in particular to what extent a court can satisfactorily base conclusions of fact on . .
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Updated: 16 May 2021; Ref: scu.377780