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Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Toxic Exposure Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 253 | 0 | 114 min read

A Texas appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s claim his on-the-job chemical exposure had led to the development of cancers. Case: Chandra v. Leonardo DRS Inc., No. 06-20-00056-CV, 11/24/2020, published. Facts and procedural history: Dipankar Chandra worked for Leonardo DRS. He filed a tort claim against his employer, acting as his own attorney. Chandra asserted that his employment had regularly exposed him to dangerous chemicals, including mercury telluride and cadmium telluride, which caused him to develop colon and prostate cancer. DRS moved for summary judgment dismis...

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