Knauer v Ministry of Defence

Damages – Personal injury. SK died from mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos whilst working in a prison. The claimant was her widower and the administrator of her estate who brought an action agains the defendant, Ministry of Defence. Liability was admitted and there was a trial to decide certain heads of damages inclusing general damages for pain suffering and loss of amenity. The Queen's Bench Division arrived at a figure of £80,000 for general damages, with a total award of £642,972.51.

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