Kearns J’s assessment of quantum for asbestosis in this matter is an example of the higher allowance given for General Damages ($150,000) in the DDT.
In this instance, the plaintiff:
- · was aged 66 years;
- · had a significant smoking history;
- · had an assessed impairment of 10-25%; and
- · was expected to live until 2025.
NB: appeal – Amaca Pty Ltd v Hicks  NSWCA 295.
Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack