Haxton v Phillips Electronics 
- The defendant had caused the claimant’s husband to contract an asbestos related illness which led to his death
- The claimant’s life expectancy had been reduced by the washing of her husband’s clothes in the past, indirectly caused by the defendant
- Could damages for the claimant be reduced in accordance with her new life expectancy
- It is correct to account for life expectancy in the interest of fairness
Posted in Tort Law Revision Notes.
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