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Employer Liable for Benefits, Penalties, Fees to Worker for Fainting Episode

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 176 | 0 | 39 min read

A Louisiana appellate court upheld an award of benefits, penalties and attorney fees to a worker for dehydration and heat exhaustion on a construction project. Case: Woodard v. Chicago Bridge & Iron, No. 19-891, 07/22/2020, published. Facts: Dennis Woodard worked for Chicago Bridge & Iron as a foreman. Before joining the company in 2016, Woodard had taken the medication Lisinopril for many years. The medication is generally used to treat hypertension, congestive heart failure and to improve survival after a heart attack, but Woodard took it because he had only one kidney, and t...

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