Landmark $3 million asbestos compensation claim against James Hardie

An Adelaide man has won a landmark $3 million compensation case against former asbestos manufacturer James Hardie after he developed a rare form of mesothelioma.

Mathew Werfel was exposed to the deadly material while pulling down fences and renovating two homes between the late 1990s and early 2000s, unaware that they contained asbestos.

“I was painting the exterior of the house, in particular, the eaves of the house,” he told 7.30.

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