TOPIC: Asbestos

Asbestos diseases: rights for New Zealand citizens

Asbestos diseases: rights for New Zealand citizens

In 2018, Diane brought a claim against the manufacturer of the asbestos “fibro” sheets which she was exposed to as a teenager when her late father undertook renovations to the family home. However, despite her case being one of the first of its kind in New Zealand, it is not unusual; thousands of similar cases have been won in other countries from negligent asbestos exposure.

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Asbestos-related cancers continue to rob the lives of Australians

Asbestos-related cancers continue to rob the lives of Australians

Most diseases that have plagued Australians over the years have yielded to advances in medical science and health care. But asbestos-related cancers, which develop long after exposure, continue to be fatal for thousands of people in Australia every year.

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Silicosis: The deadly cost of a stone bench-top

Silicosis: The deadly cost of a stone bench-top

The growing demand for reconstituted stone bench-tops has seen a resurgence in the diagnosis of a disease that was thought to have been all but eradicated from Australia.

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We need to talk about silicosis

We need to talk about silicosis

Respiratory disease silicosis poses a threat to a new generation of Aussie workers.

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Road rights

5 things cyclists want car drivers to know

Bicycles are legally recognised as a vehicle on the road, meaning cyclists enjoy the same rights to use public roads as other road users.

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Asbestos

We need to talk about silicosis

Respiratory disease silicosis poses a threat to a new generation of Aussie workers.

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Will disputes

Everything you should know about DIY wills

DIY wills may seem like an easy option, but they're often more trouble than they're worth. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls.

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