Asbestosis Is Disease, Not Category Of Illness, Ohio Court Affirms

(January 28, 2016, 12:32 PM EST) -- LIMA, Ohio — Asbestosis refers to a specific disease and not asbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer, an Ohio appeals court held Jan. 25 in affirming a widow’s right to participate in the state’s workers’ compensation system (Fayrene Dennis, surviving spouse of Johnny Dennis v. General Motors Corp., et al., No. 4-15-09, Ohio App., 3rd Dist.; 2016 Ohio App. LEXIS 215).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160203-009Z.)

Fayrene Dennis filed an application for death benefits under the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Act after her husband died in July 2003....
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