SYDNEY (AFP) — An Australian woman who claims she developed mould on
her lungs as a result of working in a damp basement was told to have sex to
cure her health problems, her lawyer claimed Tuesday.
Regina Senger is suing her employer and the owner of the building where she
worked after developing headaches, respiratory and sinus problems, her
solicitor Rebecca Jancauskas said.
The Queensland property manager was allegedly forced to work alone in
"pervasive, pungent" dampness with mould growing on the walls and carpet.
And tests revealed spores were sprouting in her lungs, Jancauskas said.
In a show of "flagrant disregard" for her symptoms, she was told that having
sex would cure her health problems when she asked to be moved, Jancauskas
"The injury and ill health caused is very substantial in that it impacts on
all aspects of one's life...the compensation could be substantial," she
Senger left the company to undergo medical treatment in March, and has only
been able to return to work part-time elsewhere, Jancauskas said.
Source : AFP