Michael Green Wins Lung Disease Workers’ Compensation Case

On February 19, 2010, the Commissioner of Labor decided that our client, a long term employee of General Electric in Rutland, was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits because her work at GE caused her to develop Chronic Beryllium Disease (CBD). OKG partner Michael Green tried the case at the Department of Labor. GE hired two doctors to testify in its favor. Green relied on the testimony of a recognized expert in Beryllium Disease from Yale University School of Medicine. In this case, our client had been misdiagnosed with sarcoidosis, which is often confused wtith CBD. It is possible that other past or current GE employees have been diagnosed with sarcoidosis, but actually have CBD.