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Turner Freeman has the largest and most experienced dust diseases practice in Australia. For over 30 years Turner Freeman has represented thousands of victims of dust diseases.

Turner Freeman has the largest and most experienced dust diseases practice in Australia.

Turner Freeman ran its first asbestos claim in New South Wales in 1982. Over the years Turner Freeman has represented many victims of asbestos disease from Western Australia and due to an increasing number of clients from Western Australia it has been a natural progression to open our office in Perth in 2010.

Turner Freeman also have offices in New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia.

Turner Freeman employs the most experienced dust diseases lawyers in Australia.

Turner Freeman’s Partners (Armando Gardiman, Thady Blundell, Gerard McMahon, Wayne McStay, Annie Hoffman and Kacey Wuelfert) and Senior Associate (Tamaryn Caldwell) practice exclusively in the area of dust diseases claims and have over 100 years of dust diseases litigation experience between them.

Kacey Wuelfert, Partner, who has transferred from our Brisbane office and has over 11 years experience as a lawyer representing victims of dust diseases heads our Perth office.

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 aetiology of the various dust diseases, all of which are readily available to assist in running claims.

Notable victories

We have achieved many important victories including: The first verdict for a child born at Wittenoom and exposed to blue asbestos dust in the township. The first verdict on behalf of a victim who was working with brake lining materials as a fitter in an engineering firm.

The Hardie enquiry

In 2001 James Hardie (as it currently operates) attempted to separate itself from the liabilities created by its old asbestos businesses. They attempted to do this by creating a fund that would pay all future asbestos liabilities and then moving all the other companies overseas.

Bernie Banton

The much talked about miniseries premiered on ABC in 2012 is the Devil’s Dust. This was based on the true story of Mr Bernie Banton and his battle against his former employer, James Hardie. Bernie Banton, a previous factory worker for the James Hardie factory in Parramatta, from 1968 to 1974, was diagnosed with severe […]

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