The Environmental Public Hazard Lawsuit about Asbestos Injury in Japan
The plaintiff was engaged in the manufacture of asbestos products at the factory of asbestos. Due to the government’s laziness in regulation that factory should install local ventilation equipment inside, which made the plaintiff suffer from lung cancer because of long-term exposure to asbestos dust. So the plaintiff filed this national compensation lawsuit. The main dispute of this lawsuit lies in the starting date of the compensation for defaults damages. The court finally concluded that the liability for damages based on the infringement can have debt delay effect without officially announce, so that the date of the damage is the starting date of the compensation for defaults damages.