Asbestos Law Mandates Medical Expert Weigh In On ‘Smoker’ Status, Company Says
(November 8, 2017, 1:54 PM EST) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — The law clearly requires those bringing asbestos-related lung cancer claims to submit a medical expert’s opinion regarding whether the plaintiff qualifies as a smoker of tobacco products, language intended to prioritize asbestos lung cancer claims and insulate untrained judges from having to translate medical records, a company told the Ohio Supreme Court on Nov. 7 (Bobby Turner, et al. v. Union Carbide Corp., et al., No. 17-0004, Ohio Sup.).