Attorney successfully defended a high dollar claim on behalf of a well known car manufacturer
Attorney successfully defended a high dollar claim on behalf of a well known car manufacturer. Claimant suffered an occupational disease as a result of inhaling fumes from a urethane adhesive while working for the manufacturer and suffered significant lung impairment. She testified by video deposition that her life has been completely altered in that she rarely leaves her home and regularly has reactions to exposures. She was seeking permanent impairment benefits, alleging a 92% impairment of each lung. The car manufacturer's medical expert, relying on the AMA Guides, opined that Claimant had a 54% impairment of each lung . After a detailed journey through the respiratory and pain chapters of the AMA Guides, as well as through Claimant's treatment records, the Board accepted the attorney's arguments and found in favor of the car manufacturer.