Manson and others v Henry Robb Ltd

Damages – Quantum – Appropriate awards for distress, grief and loss of society and for loss of services. Court of Session: In an action by the family of a man who died, aged 81, of mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos in the course of his employment, the court awarded his widow £9,000 in respect of loss of services and made awards in terms of s 4(3)(b) of the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011 for distress, grief and loss of society of £75,000 to his widow and £30,000 to each of his two adult sons.

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