The Moreau, Transportation Insurance, W.R. Grace, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many employees of W.R. Gracemay face today – past potential direct and secondary exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma. The court ruled on the motion.
A brief summary of the facts include:
- Cristita Moreau’s husband Edwin worked at the W. R. Grace mine from 1963 until 1992. He died of asbestos-related lung cancer in 2009.
- In 2010 Moreau, as personal representative of Edwin’s estate, filed a claim for occupational disease benefits with Grace’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, Transportation Insurance. Transportation denied the claim.
- In 2012 Moreau filed a petition in Workers’ Compensation Court seeking a determination of Transportation’s liability for the costs of Edwin’s medical care.
- In 2013 Transportation accepted liability for Edwin’s medical expenses, and Moreau and Transportation entered a settlement agreement.
- Transportation reimbursed Medicaid, other providers, and Moreau individually for medical expenses they had paid for Edwin’s care.
To find out more on the case, see Case No. 14-0227 – January 6, 2015.
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