Pennsylvania Federal Judge: Workers’ Comp Act Is Exclusive Remedy For Injuries
(August 16, 2016, 12:53 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania federal judge on Aug. 12 dismissed a class claim for medical monitoring brought by airline workers stationed at the Philadelphia International Airport who allege that they were exposed to toxins, finding that the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (PWCA) is the exclusive remedy available to the workers (David Smith, et al. v. American Airlines, Inc., et al., No. 16-156, E.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107402).
(Opinion available. Document #43-160819-011Z.)
David Smith and eight other employees of American Airlines Inc. (AA) filed a...