Louisiana Appellate Panel Affirms Workers' Comp Award For Metal Fume Lung Injury

Louisiana Appellate Panel Affirms Workers' Comp Award For Metal Fume Lung Injury

BATON ROUGE, La. - A unanimous Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal panel issued an opinion Sept. 21 affirming temporary workers' compensation benefits for a welder who complained that exposure to metal alloy fumes caused him to develop pneumonia secondary to bronchiolitis obliterans; it found no merit in the welder's argument that the lung condition is permanent (Edward Blake v. Turner Industries Group,  No. 12-140, La. App., 1st Cir.; 2012 L. App. LEXIS 1180).

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