Entries for the 'Latex Litigation' Category
August 27, 2018 1:43 PM
Jon Gelman has been listed again to Best Lawyers in America®. This recognition has been bestowed upon him for almost 2 decades.
February 15, 2012 9:06 AM
NIOSH (The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety) has published a booklet to educate Home Healthcare Workers about preventing latex allergies. Latex products are made from natural rubber, and sensitivity can develop after repeated exposure. Limiting exposure to latex can help prevent allergic reactions for both home healthcare workers and their clients.
February 25, 2010 4:24 PM
Legal Talk Network Host and Attorney Alan S. Pierce welcomes Jon L. Gelman to discuss health care and workers’ compensation and the Occupational Disease Pilot Program:
April 28, 2004 10:15 AM
Statement by OSHA Administrator John Henshaw On Worker Memorial Day 2004. "Today is Worker Memorial Day, a day to pay tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives on the job. We mourn with their families and friends, and we recognize that the loss of these very special people extends beyond the home; the loss is felt in schools, places of worship, at social gatherings, in local communities, and throughout the entire nation.
December 04, 2003 12:38 PM
New Jersey lawyers choose the tops in their profession in 24 fields of law.
August 07, 2003 2:55 PM
California Court Finds Exclusivity Rule Did Not Bar A Malicious Prosecution Action Against Liberty Mutual
August 03, 2003 5:12 PM
Barbara Morris, appellee, v. Nebraska Health System, appellant, & Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., and University of Nebraska Medical Center, appellees. Morris v. Nebraska Health System, 266 Neb. 285
July 31, 2003 1:27 PM
Latex: NE Sp Ct finds petitioner totally & permanently disabled Morris v. Nebraska Health System, S-01-1194, 266 Neb. 285
March 11, 2003 8:57 PM
Workers can inadvertently carry hazardous materials home from work on their clothes, skin, hair, tools, and in their vehicles. As a result, families of these workers have been exposed to hazardous substances and have developed various health effects. Health effects have also occurred when the home and the workplace are not distinct -- such as on farms or in homes that involve cottage industries.
January 02, 2003 9:14 AM
Pennsylvania: Defense Denied Medical Expert Evaluation When a Latex-Free Environment Cannot be Guaranteed
July 01, 2002 9:42 AM
A summary of State causation elements.
February 20, 2002 6:28 AM
Her body's betrayals, in her 45 years, range from asthma to infertility, from miscarried quadruplets to malformed organs. She wears a scar across her throat like a necklace that binds her to others who have had thyroid tumors removed.
January 02, 2002 7:34 AM
IgE-mediated allergy to natural rubber latex is a new health hazard about which information has been evolving for the past decade.
March 01, 2001 7:06 AM
A Nebraska workers' compensation judge awarded total disability benefits to a registered nurse as a result of her latex sensitivity. In determining the injured worker's disability, the Court evaluated not only her physical symptoms, but also took into consideration her psychological stress factors and declared her totally disabled from a psychiatric standpoint.
January 02, 2001 7:00 AM
A registered nurse was able to meet the burden of proof by demonstrating that her exposure at work was significant and therefore materially contributed to her latex sensitivity. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board recently held that a registered nurse submitted sufficient competent evidence to support her claim that as a result of her exposure to latex gloves at work she developed increased sensitivity.
January 01, 2001 9:13 AM
Mysterious skin rashes, watery eyes and laryngitis attacked Susan Sharrock in 1990.
She found the answer to her ailments in the palms of her ...
August 14, 2000 7:11 AM
The Nebraska workers' compensation court has followed the theory adopted by a majority of jurisdictions in the United States and has accepted the single reaction theory of compensability for latex allergy claims. Even though a latex sensitized nurse worked for a subsequent employer and developed subsequent allergic reactions, the Nebraska court held that a single incident of an exposure with resulting symptomatology many years earlier requiring medical treatment was an incident for which compensability could be attributed. In following this position and rejecting "the last injurious rule" theory, Nebraska has simplified the procedure to obtain workers' compensation benefits and avoided complex and expensive litigation requiring multiple parties to appear in order to apportion liability.
August 08, 2000 7:16 AM
|In affirming a $1 million verdict a Wisconsin appellate tribunal recognized the “horrendous pain and suffering” endured by a healthcare worker who became allergic to proteins in natural rubber latex, which was triggered by her exposure to latex gloves.
July 15, 2000 6:44 AM
The first trial of a claim in a consolidated State action by sensitized health care workers against latex glove manufacturers resulted in a California...
June 30, 2000 7:08 AM
In one of the most significant decisions yet to be rendered by a Court, a surgical registered nurse was declared to be totally and permanently disable...