Asbestos victims in Australia are reportedly concerned over payments from fund.
Mesothelioma Cancer News (Australia) – The Asbestos Victims Association in South Australia has expressed concerns over payment intentions of James Hardie Industries. As reported by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the Association has stated that plans of the industrial building materials company to make its victims compensation fund payments in installments would not be in the best interest of victims and their families.
Terry Miller, the Victims Association President, is quoted by the ABC as stating, “When you consider the average time frame between diagnosis and death with meso (mesothelioma) is about 155 days and people that are suffering this condition really want things finished, settled so they know their families are going to be OK when they’re gone.”
Miller is further quoted as stating of a need for a better resolution, “There is more than one alternative that we can see and it just needs everybody to work together until Hardies can start putting money back in… Now we are hoping that the 2010 financial year for Hardies, they’ll be able to put some back in.”
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