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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.

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

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

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.
  • A succession of successful judgments for workers exposed to asbestos and suffering from lung cancer who did not have asbestos’s and were smokers.
  • The first verdict on behalf of a waterside worker suffering from asbestos disease.
  • The first verdict on behalf of a victim who contracted mesothelioma from home renovation work.
  • The first verdict on behalf of a victim who contracted mesothelioma after just a few hours of exposure to asbestos dust when her father demolished a carport when she was a child.
  • The first successful compensation case for a man who contracted lung cancer as a result of workplace exposure to chromate.
  • The first verdict for a mesothelioma victim for damages for loss of ability to care for grandchildren.
  • The highest award of general damages for a mesothelioma victim in Australia.
  • The first common law damages awarded to a flight attendant for exposure to fumes on an aircraft.
  • The first verdict where a holding company was held liable for the negligent acts of its subsidiary in exposing its workers to asbestos.

Other notable victories

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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The Hardie Enquiry

Turner Freeman’s Partners devoted their time over an eight month period to the Commission of Inquiry. Turner Freeman acted in the Commission on a pro bono basis.
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