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Children Can Sue Over Birth Defects Allegedly Linked to Dads' On-the-Job Exposure

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 784 | 0 | 135 min read

Two teenagers who suffer birth defects because of their fathers' workplace exposure to toxins did not inherit their fathers' exclusive remedy and can pursue a civil suit against Motorola for damages. The 1st District Court of Illinois ruled that workers' compensation was not the exclusive remedy for 18-year-old Sarina Finzer and 17-year-old Jeremy Hardison, because they were seeking damages for their own injuries, not their fathers'. The decision reversed the Circuit Court of Cook County, which had granted Motorola's motion to dismiss. M...

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