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Exclusive Remedy, Statute of Limitations Bar Worker's Tort Claims for Exposure Injuries

Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 0

The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the summary dismissal of a worker’s tort claims for injuries from industrial exposure to hazardous materials as untimely and barred by the exclusive remedy provision of the workers’ compensation law. In 2015, Justeena Wolodkewitsch began working for TPI Iowa LLC at a manufacturing facility in Newton. Her work exposed her to hazardous curing agents or adhesives. One of them was associated with specified types of toxicity, and another had several side effects, including skin irritation. Wolodkewitsch received treatment for rashes and ...

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