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O'Loughlin v Cape Distribution Ltd [2001] P.I.Q.R. Q8, Court of Appeal

4 February 2008

O died, aged 50, in 1995, having contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos dust while employed in C's factory during 1966. His widow and two teenage sons claimed compensation from the employer. They were awarded a total of £284,652 including £164,035 for loss of past and future financial dependency. C Ltd appealed against the amount of the award on the basis that O's family had suffered little or no loss because they had retained the full values of O's capital assets and received rental income and interest from his investments.

Ogden v Airedale Health Authority [1996] Med LR 153, High Court

8 January 2008

O was employed as a hospital radiographer. He was forced to retire from his job because of occupational asthma caused by his sensitisation to x-ray chemicals. He claimed compensation from his employers on the basis of negligence and a breach of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1988 (COSHH) (now COSHH 1999).

Ogwo v Taylor [1987] 3 WLR 1145, HL

23 March 2007

The defendant negligently started a fire at his home. The plaintiff, a member of the fire brigade, suffered serious injuries while extinguishing the fire. His claim for damages was dismissed at first instance on the ground that the injuries had not been foreseeable. His appeal to the Court of Appeal succeeded. The defendant appealed to the House of Lords.