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Client Alerts 09/04/2018

Platinum Salts and the Symptomless Injury

Dryden & Ors v Johnson Matthey Plc [2018] UKSC 18 The Supreme Court has decided that mere sensitisation to an allergen is an injury for which damages can be recovered. The reasoning employed to reach that view is difficult to follow. Because of this the full implications are unclear. The one certainty is that insurers can expect to face other claims for sensitisation – and the damages may not be modest.