Another Trial Win: Sutter O’Connell Obtains Unanimous Defense Verdict for Employer Disputing an Employee’s Death from Occupational Exposure to Asbestos

Posted on January 28th, 2016 by sutteroconnell

Sutter O’Connell attorneys Douglas Simek and Dan Bray obtained another victory in a recent Workers’ Compensation case tried in Summit County, Ohio involving an employee’s alleged exposure to asbestos during his 20-year tenure at an auto plant. The employee’s widow sought participation in the Worker’s Compensation Fund citing asbestos as the contributing cause of her late husband’s colon cancer and death.  The defense team successfully refuted allegations of occupational exposure to asbestos and highlighted the prevailing medical opinions refuting the existence of a causal relationship between exposure to asbestos and colorectal cancer.

After twenty minutes of deliberations, the jury rendered a unanimous decision to Sutter O’Connell’s client and denied the Plaintiff’s claim for participation in the Worker’s Compensation Fund.