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Workers’ Compensation – Occupational Disease – Asthma – Greater Risk – Expert Testimony Required (access required)

Holding: Plaintiff presented expert testimony that the dusty environment at the defendant-employer’s plant aggravated plaintiff’s pre-existing asthma; however, plaintiff failed to present expert testimony that his job placed him at a greater risk of contracting asthma than the general public. We affirm the Industrial Commission’s denial of benefits. Regardless of how an employee proves causation (whether it ...

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