Australia Justice: Lung Cancer Is Asbestos Related, But Tobacco User Was Negligent

(May 16, 2024, 1:44 PM EDT) -- DARWIN, Australia — After finding that a worker’s continued use of tobacco products beyond 1972 when he must have known of their dangers constituted contributory negligence, an Australian justice said the worker’s fatal lung cancer likely arose from asbestos exposures and entered a total judgment of $329,751.87 plus costs to the worker’s family....

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