Milwaukee (AP) - Secondhand cigarette smoke caused a permanent disability over an eight-year period
Secondhand cigarette smoke caused a permanent disability ever an eight-year period
This computer printout of a 1991 newspaper article describes a case where a Wisconsin state commission awarded $23,400 to a 37 year old accountant who claimed that prolonged exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke in the workplace resulted in her developing a permanent sensitivity to fumes. In her workplace, she had shared a cubicle with a chain smoker and was surrounded by smokers. She subsequently developed various ailments including headaches, nausea, fatigue and dizziness, which caused her to miss work and get fired. The plaintiff collected the money and her employer decided not to appeal.
Title SECONDHAND SMOKE. MILWAUKEE (AP) -- SECONDHAND CIGARETTE SMOKE CAUSED A PERMANENT DISABILITY OVER AN EIGHT-YEAR PERIOD, A STATE COMMISSION RULED IN AWARDING $23, 400 IN WORKERS COMPENSATION TO A WISCONSIN BELL EMPLOYEE
Author EXECUTIVE NEWS SVC;ASSOCIATED PRESS
Type PUBLISHED DOC;PRINTOUT
Collection RJ Reynolds
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