Statement regarding Qld asbestos claim and trial

9 May 2018
The Supreme Court has been advised today that a confidential settlement has been reached in the matter of Sydney Lacey, who had brought a mesothelioma claim against James Hardie.

Maurice Blackburn Principal Jonathan Walsh, who specialises in dust disease law and acted for Mr Lacey in the case, said his client was relieved with the outcome.

“Our client Syd and his wife Marion are very pleased with the outcome of this matter today,” Mr Walsh said.

“This is a tragic case - Syd has been his wife’s carer for almost 20 years, and nothing was more important to him than ensuring that Marion can continue to be looked after when his illness ultimately stops him from being able to continue caring for her.

“Syd is very grateful for this outcome and the difference that it will make to both he and Marion for the future,” he said.

The remaining trial days for this matter, which had been set down in the Brisbane Supreme Court for four days, will now be vacated.

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