Progressive Loss – loss that spreads or becomes more expensive to repair over time (i.e. asbestosis)

progressive loss:

1. Loss that spreads or becomes more expensive to repair over time.

2. Late-manifesting harm that is related to an event that caused immediate harm, worsens overtime, and is not catalyzed by any additional causative agent.  *  A classic example is asbestosis, a disease that manifests long after exposure to asbestos fibers. [1]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4


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