Ohio Court To Define ‘Smoker,’ Medical Report Status In Asbestos-Lung Cancer Case
Mealey's (September 13, 2017, 12:46 PM EDT) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court on Sept. 13 agreed to decide whether the state requires a medical expert to weigh in on whether a lung cancer plaintiff qualifies as a “smoker” or whether the law simply requires those already recognized as smokers to submit an opinion regarding the role asbestos played in their disease (Bobby Turner, et al. v. Union Carbide Corp., et al., No. 17-0004, Ohio Sup.).
Doctors diagnosed Bobby Turner with lung cancer in 2013. He filed suit in the Cuyahoga County...