Hicks v Amaca Pty Limited [2010] NSWDDT 16

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 [2011] NSWCA 295.

 

Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack

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