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Lead Paint Creates Potential New Wave of Occupational Disease Claims

Jon 10049

Occupational lead exposure, especially to lead paint, has been a well known hazard in the workplace you decades. Recent epidemiological studies demonstrate the causal relationship of exposure to impaired brain function, over time, in adults, results in early aging. Employers and insurance carriers should brace themselves for a wave of claims.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Oct. 21-27, 2007

Jon 8333

Lead is a highly toxic metal that at one time was an ingredient in many household products, including lead-based paints manufactured before 1978. The primary source of lead exposure among U.S. children is the lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust and soil found in and around old, deteriorating buildings.

Workers' Compensation News - March 10, 2006, Volume 4 Issue 403

Jon 13035

Three proposals would revise the governor's overhaul of coverage for those hurt on the job.
Three ballot proposals that could cost employers billions of dollars by undoing large portions of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature overhaul of the state workers' compensation system have been cleared for signature gathering.
The measures propose to hike benefits paid to permanently disabled workers and even allow them to sue...

Workers' Compensation News - May 26, 2004 Volume 2 Issue 22

Jon 12410

FRUSTRATIONS OF 9-11 VICTIMS SEEKING WORKERS' COMPENSATION--Many Who Served on 9/11 Are Still Pressing Fight for Workers' Compensation. It is in places like Judge Mark Solomon's workers' compensation courtroom in Brooklyn that lingering questions about the health consequences of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center are fought over day after day.

Workers' Compensation News - February 28, 2004 Volume 2 Issue 9

Jon 8481

NJ LEGISLATION ATTEMPTS TO ELIMINATE BENEFITS --WC: NJ Is About to Take A Backward Step By Adopting a Policy of Burning the Houses Down--Senator Anthony R. Bucco has reintroduced a bill to eliminate entitlement to workers' compensation cash benefits during imprisonment. The bill has advanced out of committee and is scheduled for a floor vote next week. 

Workers’ Compensation News - May 23, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 11

Jon 7824

Labor Calls Senator Hatch’s Asbestos Bill Too Weak ... 5/22/2003

National Consumer Awareness Campaign Launched on Vermiculite Insulation Used in Some Home Attics 5/21/2003

Misleading Statements Made By Vinyl Chloride Companies Held Valid Basis for Suit ... 5/18/2003

Paint makers’ O.K. to put warning stickers on cans is “an empty gesture that’s too little, too late” ... 5/18/2003