Fairchild and the Single Agent Criterion: Heneghan v Manchester Dry Docks Ltd & Ors

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Abstract

Comments on the Court of Appeal decision in Heneghan v Manchester Dry Docks Ltd on whether the "Fairchild exception", under which multiple employers may be found jointly and severally liable for a worker's exposure to asbestos over his or her career, could be applied in cases of lung cancer or was limited to mesothelioma claims as this disease, unlike cancer, is attributable to a single causal agent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-31
Number of pages7
JournalLaw Quarterly Review
Volume133
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Apportionment
  • Asbestos
  • Cancer
  • Causation
  • Employers' liability
  • Joint and several liability
  • Material contribution

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