Mesothelioma victims take fight for compensation to the Supreme Court

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Mesothelioma victims take fight for compensation to the Supreme Court

A TEST case with major implications for asbestos-related cancer sufferers on Merseyside is now under way at the UK’s highest court of appeal.

Hundreds of victims of mesothelioma – Britain’s biggest industrial killer – are fighting the latest attempt by insurers to avoid paying compensation.

In arguably the most important test case ever heard about mesothelioma claims, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal by the Independent Insurance Company, who have refused to pay a Lancashire woman, Joan Eddleston, the compensation she was awarded by a judge many years ago.

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