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Workers’ Compensation – Occupational Disease – Lung Cancer – Hexavalent Chromium – Expert Testimony – Insurance – Carrier on the Risk (access required)

Phelps v. Stabilus Plaintiff produced three expert witnesses who testified to a reasonable degree of medical certainty that plaintiff’s workplace exposure to hexavalent chromium increased her risk of contracting lung cancer and that her lung cancer was caused by smoking and exposure to hexavalent chromium. Such testimony supported the Industrial Commission’s findings of increased risk and causation; these findings supported the Commission’s conclusion that plaintiff’s lung cancer was causally related to her chemical exposure.

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