Pennsylvania Appeals Panel Affirms Defense Judgment In Beryllium Exposure Suit

PHILADELPHIA - A unanimous Pennsylvania Superior Court panel issued an opinion July 27 affirming summary judgment against a dental technician who alleges that fraudulent misrepresentation by a laboratory where he worked led to his exposure to beryllium; the panel affirmed that the workers' compensation act provides the exclusive remedy for the occupational disease alleged by the plaintiff (Michael Kostryckyj, et uxor v. Pentron Laboratory Technologies, et al, No. 1604 EDA 2011, Pa. Super.; 2012 PA Super 152; 2012 Pa. Super. LEXIS 1594).

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