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Williams v Lewisham Borough Council, Queen's Bench Division, 19 February 2001

2 April 2001
The issues

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The facts

It was alleged that carbon monoxide had escaped from the gas boiler at the Council house in which the Claimant lived. He claimed for carbon monoxide poisoning

The decision

The claim was dismissed.

Comments

It could be a useful case to argue in respect of causation. It was clear in this case that the boiler was defective but it was not established on a balance of probabilities this had led to a build-up of carbon monoxide in a property sufficient to poison the Claimant and could have been disbursed by natural ventilation within the property. The Claimant’s medical history could have been equally consistent with a number of other possible causes such as depression.

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