How We Can Help

About AMAA

Strong support for those affected by Asbestosis and Mesothelioma

AMAA volunteers are available to help you, through offering telephone support, home and hospital visits, as well as monthly support group meetings.

Remember, you are not alone and AMAA can put you in contact with people who are in a similar situation and have been affected by asbestos. AMAA is here to support you and your family.

Legal Support

When you are first diagnosed with any major illness particularly one which is permanent and life altering such as mesothelioma or asbestosis, legal issues can seem unimportant.

legalHowever understanding the legal issues faced by you are your family can make a difference.

The vast bulk of people diagnosed with asbestos disease will have been exposed to asbestos at some time in their life. This exposure may have occurred in the workplace, whilst self-employed, when performing house renovation work or when washing work clothes contaminated with asbestos to name just a few examples. Asbestos was used in a variety of products in Australia and hence instances of exposure to asbestos can vary greatly.

Asbestos compensation entitlements in Australia vary from state to state. A compensation payment generally includes an amount for medical expenses, care costs and a lump sum allowance for pain and suffering caused by mesothelioma or asbestosis.

Often time limits apply to a claim for compensation. There should therefore be no delay in seeking advice about compensation entitlements.

Contact AMAA on 1800 017 758 or send us an email on info@asbestosassociation.com.au if you would like further information about asbestos compensation entitlements. We will be able to put you in contact with an experienced asbestos compensation practitioner as specialist advice, as in all aspects of asbestos disease, is essential.

Medical Support

imag_xrayMany people do not realise that they have an Asbestos Disease until they are consulted by their local Medical Practitioner for another problem. In many cases it is only detected during a medical examination or from the results of an X-ray, or other body scan.

If you believe you have Asbestos symptoms, do not delay in seeing your local Medical Practitioner. If your doctor is unsure of any Asbestos issue, of which many are, you should request a referral letter to a Respiratory Physician.

Dr Rob Nickels of the Tweed Head area gave an excellent presentation at our last seminar.

Gold Coast Tweed Area
Dr Rob Nickels – MB CHB MRCP
Respiratory Physician

John Flynn Hospital
Suite 6C Fred McKay House
42 Inland Drive
Tugun, QLD, 4224

Phone: (07) 5598 0211
Fax : (07 5598 0227
E-Mail: reception@lungcentre.com.au
Web: www.LungCentre.com.au

Two very good physiotherapists who gave a presentation of their companies and products at our previous seminars are:

Zest 4 Living Therapy Services
John Flynn Hospital
Suite 6C Fred McKay House
42 Inland Drive
Tugun, QLD, 4224
Phone: (07) 5598 0211
Fax: (07) 5598 0227
E-mail: zest4living@lungcentre.com.au
Web: www.LungCentre.com.au/Zest4Living

Actively Ageing
Alison Ford
Physiotherapist
Phone (07) 3289 3953 or 0409 345 047
Web: www.ActivelyAgeing.com/About