Landmark win for asbestos lung cancer claimants

Deanna (right) with her father Phillip (left). Trevarthen would hug her father when he got home from work, unknowingly being exposed to asbestos

A landmark ruling means a small but significant number of Kiwis who have developed terminal lung cancer through secondary exposure to asbestos will now be covered by ACC.

John Miller Law solicitor Beatrix Woodhouse, who had been working on this case for the past three years, said “This case has been my leading interest for a few years, so I am pleased with the result – but this is obviously not about me. There are many wars being waged within the field of asbestos-related conditions, so this is a small win.”

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