Legal casebook: Causation and asbestos
This report relates to 3 case(s)
Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd and others  IRLR 533 HL (6 other reports)
McGhee v National Coal Board  3 All ER 1008 HL (0 other reports)
Wilsher v Essex Area Health Authority  1 All ER 871 HL (0 other reports)
Question: I have read in the press about an industrial injury case involving a number of claimants suing former employers because they have contracted mesothelioma through exposure to asbestos. This has been described as a landmark judgment. Can you explain what the ruling was and why it is so important?