Dust exposure claim
We acted for one of a number of defendants in a claim where the plaintiff alleged loss of sight due to exposure to silica dust. Many defendants settled with the plaintiff, making payments totalling $300,000. We persevered with factual inquiries, which ultimately led to conclusive evidence that a loss of sight, such as that suffered by the plaintiff, was unrelated to dust exposure. The plaintiff’s verdict was just $330,000 – well below the initial claim of $2 million. Final costs were a fraction of the potential verdict.
February 12, 2016
Introduction Zwiersen is a decision of Justice Rush of the Victorian Supreme Court concerning apportionment of liability between an employer and…Continue reading
October 19, 2018
Talifero v Asbestos Injuries Compensation Fund Limited as Trustee for the Asbestos Injuries Compensation Fund NSWCA 227 Introduction In 2005, the…Continue reading
June 20, 2018
Publication of Reasons 13 June 2018 Amaca Pty Limited v Latz, Latz v Amaca Pty Limited  HCA 22 Summary In…Continue reading