Pennsylvania Court Affirms Denial Of Asbestos-Related Prostate Employment Claim
(September 12, 2016, 2:16 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — A firefighter’s failure to link occupation exposure to asbestos and other carcinogens to his prostate cancer dooms his workers’ compensation claim, a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held Sept. 7 (Earl Hutz v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board [City of Philadelphia], No. 2140 C.D. 2015, Pa. Cmwlth.; 2016 Pa. Commw. LEXIS 382).
(Opinion available. Document #01-160914-018Z.)
After 33 years as a Philadelphia firefighter, Earl Hutz retired after he contracted prostate cancer in 2006. Hutz filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2012, seeking total disability benefits under Section...