Court Rules Comp Benefits Only Remedy For Asbestos Worker’s Survivors

 Tuesday, September 22, 2015

 Business Insurance

Workers compensation is the exclusive remedy for the family of a California man who died after he was exposed to asbestos from scrap materials that he took home from his employer, a California appellate court has ruled. Lario Melendrez worked at Pasadena, California-based Ameron International Corp. from 1961 to 1985, and was exposed to asbestos while manufacturing pipe products for the company, court records show. He died in 2011 of asbestos-related mesothelioma. Mr. Melendrez’s wife and children filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Ameron.
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