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Can There Be “Take Home” Type Claims Where Both Family Members Worked for the Same Employer?

Posted in Asbestos, Workers' Compensation
Fact patterns matter greatly, especially if lawyers sit back and think creatively. In Illinois, a trial court recently received a fact pattern that required it to assess the claims that arose from two family members working for the same asbestos insulation business. The fact pattern involve a father and son, and the son developed a… Continue Reading

Craziness: Scientists and Lawyers Talk Together: Upcoming “2016 Symposium – The Demise of the Grand Bargain: Compensation for Injured Workers in the 21st Century”

Posted in Litigation Industry, Science, Workers' Compensation
Workplace deaths and injuries are increasingly in focus for many reasons. For one, cancer strikes 1 in 2 US males and 1 in 3 females, and workplace exposures do cause some cancers and other diseases. Second, thanks to great new molecular science, it’s increasingly clear that genetic variability among individuals is very real, and risk… Continue Reading

New Science – Danish Industrial Compensation for Breast Cancer from Night Work

Posted in Science, Workers' Compensation
Here’s a new example of changes in science causing changes in law. An article here reports the Danish government has now paid industrial compensation to some 40 women for incidents of breast cancer when they had 20-30 year careers working night shifts. The article includes a UK defense lawyer at Eversheds warning that studies by… Continue Reading

Proceedings are Underway in an Italian Criminal Prosecution of Owners and Managers for Exposing Employees to Asbestso Hazards

Posted in Asbestos, Criminal Law and Torts, Eternit, Global Tort Litigation, Workers' Compensation
A Swiss media article describes significant media and partisan attention focused on the first day of trial in an asbestos-related criminal prosecution of former owners and managers of Eternit businesses that for decades were global manufacturers of asbestos-cement board, among many asbestos products. Hundreds of people are said to have gathered for the first day… Continue Reading

The inductive fallacy

Posted in inductive fallacy, Tennessee, Workers' Compensation
An article in today’s (Nashville) Tennessean newspaper reveals that the worker’s compensation liabilities of the state’s bankrupt Tennessee Restaurant Association self-insurance fund are being transferred to a small, unrated insurance carrier. The recipient of the transfer, Brentwood National Insurance Company, is heavily criticized by former participants in the self-insurance fund as being “unrated”. Former participants… Continue Reading