Articles for 'asbestos'

Workers’ Compensation News - September 11, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 25

The nation's property and casualty insurers reported capital gains of $1.1 billion in the first quarter of 2003, representing a $725 million, or 181 percent, increase over the $400 million recorded during the same period last year, according to Weiss Ratings, Inc., the nation's leading independent provider of ratings and analyses of financial services companies, mutual funds, and stocks. Companies within the Berkshire-Hathaway group accounted for 62.8 percent of the industry's total first-quarter capital gains, earning $706.9 million. 

The Puzzle of Proof in an Occupational Disease Case: Does Anything Go?

The concept of a compensable industrial disease has developed only recently and its acceptance has lagged far behind that of industrial accidents.   The original Workers' Compensation Acts, as promulgated from the year 1911 forward by many of the states, did not provide for the recognition of occupational illness and disease as compensable events.

Clinton Outraged by EPA's Suppression of Information Following World Trade Center Disaster

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today joined her colleagues in calling for a Congressional investigation into the White House's role in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) public statements regarding the health risks present in the aftermath of the World Trade Center collapse. 

Workers’ Compensation News - August 14, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 22

 Jumpp v. City of Ventnor--Trip to the post office noncompensable deviation--PORITZ, C.J., writing for a majority of the Court. In this case, the Court determines whether a city worker, whose daily activities required him to visit various sites within the city's boundaries, is eligible for workers' compensation benefits when he was accidentally injured during the workday but while on a personal errand.

Workers’ Compensation News - August 7, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 21

 California Court Finds Exclusivity Rule Did Not Bar A Malicious Prosecution Action Against Liberty Mutual

Nebraska Supreme Court finds nurse totally & permanently disabled due to latex glove exposure

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 

Workers’ Compensation News - July 21, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 19

CALIFORNIA--Calif. workers compensation fund runs low on cash. 

Workers’ Compensation News - July 21, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 19

Calif. workers compensation fund runs low on cash.

Workers’ Compensation News - July 14, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 18

ABA Convention - Important WC/Medicare Panel--A Continuation of the Medicare Forum and Its Impact on the Workers' Compensation System--Monday, August 11, 2003, 7:30-9:30 a.m.--A special seminar with industry & labor experts from around the country discuss how to deal with CMO claims and still move cases!


Stop The Hatch UNFAIR Asbestos Act - Call Your US Senators Today

Action is needed immediately to stop this legislation. This legislation may go to a US Senate floor vote any day after September 1st, 2003. You are urged to call your US Senators today!  

Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance Report 2002, the latest edition of a widely used compendium of information on the occurrences of and trends in occupational respiratory diseases and exposures, is available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention=s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 

Workers' Compensation News - July 7, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 17

ASBESTOS - US Senate Judiciary Committee epected to hold final vote Thu July 10, 2003 With a limited Federal Asbestos Trust Funds available, a question now arises whather this will add economic insult to insurance companies and State fund. 

Congress Takes Up Legislation to Overhaul the Asbestos Compensation System

After weeks of difficult negotiations, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee approached an agreement concerning asbestos liability compensation just before the Senate adjourned for a week-long break on June 27. If Democrats and Republicans on the committee can reach agreement on outstanding questions when the Senate resumes working after the Fourth of July, there is a good chance that a controversial asbestos compensation bill will be approved before the end of July.

Workers’ Compensation News - June 30, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 16

 “Victims forgotten in asbestos proposal” Under Senator Hatch’s Forgiving Asbestos Industry Responsibility Act

Workers’ Compensation News - May 23, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 11
Labor Calls Senator Hatch’s Asbestos Bill Too Weak ... 5/22/2003 National Consumer Awareness Campaign Launched on Vermiculite Insulation Used in So...
Asbestos Deaths Soaring

Asbestosis deaths among U.S. residents age 15 and over have increased from fewer than 100 in 1968 to more than 1,250 annually in 1999. the most recent year for which data are available, with no apparent leveling off of this trend.  

Workers’ Compensation News - June 14, 2002 Volume 1 Issue 14

"Amputation Bonus"--"...a worker, who suffers a work-related amputation of fingers that qualifies for an award of benefits for loss of a hand under N.J.S.A. 34:15-12(c)(8), also qualifies for an award of an amputation bonus under N.J.S.A. 34:15-12(c)(21).--Martinez v Silverline 2003 WL 21305487 (N.J. Super. AD) Decided 6.9.03 

Workers’ Compensation News - June 6, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 13
Senator Kennedy declares that a workers' compensation claim for carpal tunnel syndrome should not require genetic testing. US Senate Releases Genetic ...
Congoleum Corporation Amends Agreement to Settle Asbestos Claims

Congoleum Corporation (AMEX:CGM) reported today that it has executed certain amendments to the settlement agreement it entered into on April 10, 2003 with attorneys representing more than 75% of the known present claimants with asbestos claims pending against Congoleum and certain ancillary agreements relating to that settlement agreement. The amendments provide additional time for parties to review and respond to information required in order to participate in the settlement.

Senator Leahy Objects to Federal Asbestos Legislation As Unfair to Workers

I thank Chairman Hatch for calling this hearing on the asbestos litigation crisis, the third that the Committee has had since I convened the first one last September. Last fall, I hoped to begin a bipartisan dialogue about the best means for providing fair and efficient compensation to the current victims and those yet to come. My message today is simple: To end this crisis we need to re-start negotiations among the stakeholders and interested Senators to finish hammering out the details of an effective national trust fund for victims of asbestos-related disease. 

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