About 600 Australians are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. Australia has one of the highest incidences of mesothelioma per capita in the world.
There are many services available to assist those suffering mesothelioma and living in South Australia, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.
Such services include:
The majority of those suffering mesothelioma will be entitled to make a claim for lump sum compensation. Time is a critical factor. In most claims, unless the claimant commences proceedings prior to his or her death, a large component of the damages will not survive for the benefit of the claimant’s estate. Click here for further details.
The Asbestos Diseases Society of South Australia
The Asbestos Diseases Society of South Australia (ADSSA) has operated since 2005 and provides counselling, support and information to those suffering asbestos conditions, and to the families of those suffering asbestos conditions. These services are provided free of charge. Click here to be linked to their website.
Bernie Banton Foundation of Australia
The Bernie Banton Foundation of Australia provides support, comfort and encouragement to sufferers of asbestos disease living throughout Australia. Click here to be linked to their website.