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MO: Smoker Awarded PTD for Lung Disease

The Commission awarded life-time benefits to a mechanic because of COPD and pleural fibrosis, caused by smoking cigarettes and working as a mechanic exposed to pipe insulation, smoke, dust and fumes for 32 years. Medical experts agreed that work and "many years" as a smoker both contributed...

Washington: High Court Clarifies Standard of Proof in Occupational Disease Cases

Stressing that in Washington, the proof of medical causation related to an occupational disease does not require “magic words,” the Supreme Court of Washington affirmed a lower court decision that sustained an award of workers’ compensation benefits claimant’s occupational disease...