Asbestos settlement

The fund which pays compensation to victims of James Hardie Industries asbestos building products has settled a landmark court case minutes before the seriously ill plaintiff was due to take the stand.

Turner Freeman asbestos litigation specialist settles landmark case that brings hope to third wave asbestos victims

The settlement came during a hard-fought court battle in the NSW Dust Diseases Tribunal, seen by plaintiff lawyers as a critical test of whether Hardie will accept liability for “third wave” claims where do-it-yourself home renovators are unwittingly exposed to the killer fibre. Read more..