We are Australia's leading dust disease law firm
Important Turner Freeman Victories
Turner Freeman has the largest, most experienced and leading dust diseases practice in Australia. For over 65 years we have represented thousands of victims affected by asbestos related diseases.
Since 1952 our team has achieved countless victories for our clients and fought for changes to compensation reforms across the nation.
Did you know?
New South Wales Managing Partner Armando Gardiman 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.
In South Australia, Turner Freeman Lawyers has represented more asbestos victims than any other law firm, and our Partner Annie Hoffman has run more successful dust diseases cases to trial in South Australia than any other lawyer.
Some of our heroic client stories are featured below.
Bernie was the first person to make a second claim for damages after being diagnosed with a second, different asbestos disease.
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.
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.
A record amount was awarded to a 64 year old grandmother who was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in April 2007.
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.
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.
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.
Mr Roberts was diagnosed with mesothelioma at the age of 63. He was working as a dentist and was exposed to asbestos during the course of home renovations in the 1960s.
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.
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 DIY home renovators or bystander exposures.
Mr Sim suffered from asbestosis and subsequently contracted lung cancer later on. He died on 6 July 2009.
Flight attendant Joanne Turner was travelling between Sydney and Brisbane on a BA 146 aircraft during the course of her employment on 4 March 1992.
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.
Belinda Dunn was a sprightly four-year-old when she climbed a pile of building off-cuts in front of her family home.
The District Court of South Australia handed down its first ever decision under the Dust Diseases Act 2005.
Mr. van Soest
Landmark win against BHP in the High Court of Australia
Les Lawler was one of thousands of ex-servicemen exposed to asbestos dust during his time in the Navy.
A mother’s courage gets law changed.
William’s fight for justice until the very end.
Record $3m asbestos payout in precedent-setting victory for home renovator.