Ark. Court: Causative Agent Change Puts Action Under Workers' Compensation Statute

Ark. Court: Causative Agent Change Puts Action Under Workers' Compensation Statute

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A man pursuing a tort action after a workers' compensation commission denied his asbestos-related bladder cancer claim must again go before the board because he now alleges that exposure to coal tar pitch caused his disease, a divided Arkansas Supreme Court held June 27 (Reynolds Metal Co. v. Circuit Court of Clark County and Billy C. Kirksey, No. 12-922, Ark. Sup.; 2013 Ark. LEXIS 324).

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