Pleural Plaques Bill introduced

The Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Bill was published on 23 June 2008.

This is the Bill that will reverse (but for Scots law only) the House of Lords judgment in Johnston v NEI International Combustion Ltd [2007] UKHL 39 that asymptomatic pleural plaques (an asbestos-related condition) do not give rise to a cause of action because they do not signify damage or injury that will found a claim for damages in delict (see previously Nos 691, 709 and 752).

There will be no equivalent legislation in England & Wales.