Our dust disease experience
Turner Freeman ran it’s first asbestos claim in New South Wales in 1982. In South Australia, Turner Freeman has represented victims of asbestos disease since the late 1990’s, and established an office in Adelaide in 2001. In 2009 we opened an office in Whyalla.
Turner Freeman employs the most experienced dust diseases lawyers in Australia. Eight of Turner Freeman’s Partners and five Associates practice in the area of dust diseases claims and have over 100 years of dust diseases litigation experience between them.
The Managing Partner of the Turner Freeman’s Adelaide office is Annie Hoffman who specialises in dust diseases litigation.
Turner Freeman’s vast experience in dust diseases litigation means that it has a wealth of information in relation to possible exposures to asbestos, the development of medical and scientific knowledge as to the dangers of exposure to asbestos, the different company structures and insurers and the aietology of the various dust diseases, all of which are readily available to assist in running claims. Our accumulated knowledge is particularly important in South Australia where the Dust Diseases Tribunal Act allows a claimant to rely upon evidence given in previous proceedings to prove their claim.