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Legal Advice: Most Commonly Asked Questions About Your Legal Rights

How to claim for asbestosis

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fibre that was both mined and imported into Australia for decades. It was used in shipyards, construction and other industries, and hundreds of thousands of Australians were exposed to asbestos fibres even after companies knew that such exposure was highly dangerous and could ultimately be a death sentence. Exposure to asbestos has been linked

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What are the first signs of mesothelioma?

Every year, roughly 800 Australians are diagnosed and as many die from mesothelioma, a malignant and fatal cancer that attacks the lining around major organs. The cause of mesothelioma is almost always asbestos exposure. Asbestos was mined in Australia for decades, and products manufactured with asbestos were used in many industries, including construction. Companies and employers knew of the risks

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How much exposure to silica causes silicosis?

Silicosis cases are on the rise across Australia as workers and others who were exposed to silica dust are increasingly diagnosed with the lung disease. If you believe you may have developed some of the symptoms of silicosis, it’s important to first speak with your doctor, and then, if the diagnosis is confirmed, look at your legal options. Read on

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How long does it take to get asbestosis?

Many workers across Australia have, at some point, been exposed to asbestos as part of their jobs and that exposure comes with grave risks. There are a number of possible outcomes that can result from asbestos exposure, but one of the most common is asbestosis. If you are diagnosed with this illness, you need to speak with experienced personal injury

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What you need to know about asbestos legal cases

Asbestos, naturally occurring mineral fibres mined in and imported into Australia for the better part of the 20th century, has been linked to a variety of cancers and lung diseases. Asbestos disease is responsible for around 700 deaths a year, mostly Australians who were exposed decades ago at work. If you have ever been subjected to asbestos exposure, whether during

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Can I sue my dentist for negligence?

Whether going in for an annual cleaning or a more intensive dental treatment, you have certain expectations during your trips to the dentist’s office — namely, that your dentist is looking out for your best interest and oral health. For the most part, patients can trust their dentists to do just that. Of course, trustworthiness alone doesn’t mean dentists are

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