Tennessee Court: Asbestosis Claim Differs Sufficiently From Past Breathing Case

(December 15, 2015, 1:28 PM EST) -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An asbestosis workers’ compensation claim may proceed because it differs sufficiently from a previously dismissed breathing dysfunction claim, a panel of Tennessee’s top court held Dec. 10 (Jimmy Segroves v. Union Carbide, et al., No. E2015-00572-SC-R3-WC, Tenn. Sup., Spcl. Wrkrs. Comp. App.; 2015 Tenn. LEXIS 945).

(Opinion available. Document #01-151216-014Z.)

In 2003, Jimmy Segroves filed a claims seeking workers’ compensation for hearing loss and breathing problems allegedly arising from his employment. Segroves worked for Union Carbide Corp., and Martin Marietta Energy System Inc....
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