Mesothelioma law suit

A decision handed down by the New South Wales Court of Appeal last year helps Australians suffering asbestos conditions pursue their legal rights.
The matter involved a worker suffering mesothelioma who was exposed to asbestos from brake linings manufactured by James Hardie. The Court held that in 1953 it was reasonably foreseeable to James Hardie that “an automotive mechanic who was, in the course of every week over many years, exposed to the inhalation of asbestos fibre released from brake linings upon which he worked with grinding tools, may contract an asbestos disease."
This decision helps not only those who were exposed to asbestos following the use of brake linings, but also those who used James Hardie's other products, such as asbestos cement sheeting.