Settlement Regarding On-the-Job Chemical Exposure

January 2009

Mike Tanner represented the plaintiff in a workers’ compensation/environmental claim against Occidental Chemical Corporation. His client claimed to be totally disabled due to a chlorine exposure at the plant. His client had pre-existing asthmatic bronchitis. Her pulmonologist testified that the chlorine exposure aggravated her condition. At an early mediation, Occidental offered $7,500 to settle the case. After extensive discovery, the case was settled for $247,500 and approved by the Court on January 7, 2009.

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