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Important Turner Freeman Victories

Turner Freeman has the largest, most experienced and leading dust diseases practice in Australia. For over 30 years we have represented thousands of victims affected by asbestos related diseases. Our New South Wales practice is made up of five senior partners, with decades of knowledge and experience between them.

Fronted by Managing Partner Armando Gardiman, the Turner Freeman dust group operates out of our Parramatta, Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong offices. Armando ran his first asbestos compensation claim in 1982. He successfully prosecuted the first product liability claim in Australia against James Hardie & Coy Pty Ltd, in 1987.

Over the last 30 years, our team has achieved countless victories for our clients and fought for changes to compensation reforms across the nation. Some of our heroic client stories are featured below.

Bernie Banton

Bernie was the first person to make a second claim for damages after being diagnosed with a second, different asbestos disease.
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Judge Robert (Bob) Bellear

At the age of 17 Judge Robert (Bob) Bellear enlisted in the Navy. For the next seven years he worked on board various naval ships including the HMAS Cerberus, HMAS Anzac, HMAS  Sydney, HMAS Hobart and at the shore base HMAS Kuttabul.
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John William Booth

John William Booth contracted malignant pleural mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung that is only caused by asbestos, when he was 71 years of age.
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Margaret Dawson

A record amount was awarded to a 64 year old grandmother who was diagnosed with pleural  mesothelioma in April 2007.
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Albert Charles Dyson

Albert Dyson was employed by Johnson & Johnson Pty Ltd as a storeman. He was required to carry out cleaning work using compressed air to blow down pigeon droppings.
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Helene Edwards

Helene Edwards was a 57 year old resident of South Australia with mesothelioma. Her only exposure to asbestos was in 1977 for a period of two weeks.
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Vivien Margaret Olson

Vivien Olson was born at the Wittenoom Hospital in September of 1959. She lived in Wittenoom  for 27 months until the end of 1961 when her family moved to Sydney.
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Bill Roberts

Mr Roberts was diagnosed with mesothelioma at the age of 63. He was working as a dentist. He  alleged he was exposed to asbestos during the course of home renovations in the 1960s.
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Anna Rooney

Exposed as a child, Anna’s only exposure to asbestos was from her late father’s work clothes.  From the time of her birth until Anna was six years of age, she lived at her family home.
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Serafina Salucci

Serafina Salucci is typical of the third wave of asbestos victims, that is persons exposed to  asbestos as a result of non industrial use, mainly DYI home renovators or bystander exposures.
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David Sim

Mr Sim suffered from asbestosis. He subsequently contracted lung cancer and died on 6 July  2009.
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Joanne Turner

Flight attendant Joanne Turner was travelling between Sydney and Brisbane on a BAe 146 aircraft during the course of her employment on 4 March 1992.
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Norman Wren

Mr Wren was exposed to asbestos while working for about a year in 1950 for Asbestos Products  Pty Limited, a subsidiary of CSR Limited that made asbestos cement fibro sheets.
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