Sydney doctor sues over ‘tunnel asbestos’

Dr Warwick Raymond Harper filed a statement of claim against Sydney Local Health District Health in the NSW Dust Diseases Tribunal in January.

Between 1972 and 1974, he worked as a surgical registrar at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown, involving walking through tunnels under Missenden Road when travelling between the western and eastern sides of the complex.

In a preliminary judgment on Thursday, Judge David Russell said Dr Harper suffered from malignant pleural mesothelioma and malignant peritoneal mesothelioma.

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