Hawkes (executor of the estate of Mrs Doris Helen Hawkes) v Warmex Ltd

Employment – Mesothelioma. The claimant had not proved, on a balance of probabilities, that the inner linings of electric blankets that his deceased mother had worked on had been made of asbestos. The Queen's Bench Division, in dismissing his proceedings against the defendant company, held that the simplest explanation was that it had been the wire that had been insulated by being covered with asbestos.

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