Howard v Imperial London Hotels Ltd

Damages – Personal injury. Where a claimant had been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, following exposure to asbestos, and where judgment on liability had been entered and the parties had agreed a lump sum of £230,000 to compensate general damages, drawing on interim payments to fund immunotherapy where the claimant's life expectancy was very limited was, by far, the more flexible and appropriate tool than a periodical payments order. The Queen's Bench Division so ruled in proceedings concerning the mechanism by which the claimant's continuing costs of immunotherapy should be ordered.

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