Who Qualifies as Competent Medical Authority in Asbestos Claims from Veterans With No Treating Physicians?
Norfolk Southern Railway Company v. Cleo J. Renfrow, Case No. 2013-0761
Eighth District Court of Appeals (Cuyahoga County)
- Is the exception created by the Eighth District Court of Appeals for veterans who receive health care from numerous doctors through the Veterans Administration an impermissible judicial expansion of the meaning of "competent medical authority" in the Ohio Asbestos Act?
- Must the opinion of the competent medical authority state that "but for" a plaintiff's exposure to asbestos, the plaintiff would not have contracted lung cancer?