Perth woman gets $1 million in damages after suing James Hardie over asbestos in her home

A Perth woman suffering from terminal cancer caused by her exposure to asbestos on a home building site has been awarded more than $1 million in damages.

Christine Parkin, 63, was exposed in the 1970s and 80s while helping her father build an extension to their home using cement sheets made by James Hardie Industries.

Previously fit and healthy, she was diagnosed with mesothelioma last year after experiencing pain in her chest and fatigue.

Doctors estimate Ms Parkin, who is cared for her by sister and requires constant supervision, has just four months to live.

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