NICK VALAORAS (Charlotte) Plaintiff alleged exposure to asbestos while working for our employer among other companies and claimed total disability. Case went to hearing and Deputy Commissioner ruled Plaintiff was exposed to asbestos but was not last injuriously exposed during his employment with our client, Power Plant Maintenance. Plaintiff was not awarded total disability but only lung damage compensation. Case was appealed to Full Commission and the Full IC affirmed the decision but also awarded Plaintiff ongoing total disability. The case is now on appeal to the Court of Appeals.
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