Arkansas Supreme Court Affirms Workers Compensation Act’s Exclusivity For Latent Asbestos Disease Claims

December 15, 2016
Little Rock, Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, December 15, 2016 –The Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of a mesothelioma civil lawsuit brought by the spouse and estate of a client’s former employee holding that the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Act provides the exclusive remedy for such claims, including cases where a successful limitations defense is asserted before the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Edward Slaughter and Barret Marshall of HPTY’s Dallas office handled the case before the circuit court and on appeal with the assistance of Matt Sapp and Megan Gregg.

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