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Workers’ Compensation – Asbestosis – Disability – Other Causes – Lung Damage – Exposure (access required)

Fewell v. Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education Where plaintiff was disabled by causes other than her compensable asbestosis, she need not be “removed” from a position that causes harmful exposure to the hazards of asbestos; therefore, she is not entitled to 104 weeks of compensation under G.S. § 97-61.5. Plaintiff is entitled to compensation under G.S. § 97-31(24) in the amount of $20,000, or $10,000 per lung. Defendant shall also pay for all related medical expenses.

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