Court: Medical Evidence, Cigarette Smoking Support Denial Of Spouse's Claim

NEW YORK - Medical evidence suggesting a man did not suffer asbestos exposure combined with expert testimony that cigarette smoking more likely contributed to his lung cancer sufficiently support a judge's denial of workers' compensation benefits, a New York appeals court held June 7 (In the Matter of the claim of Paula Connolly, et al. v. Hubert's Service Inc., et al., Workers' Compensation Board, No. 512610, N.Y. Sup., App. Div. 3rd Dept.; 2012 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 4352).

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