An Ohio man disabled by years of asbestos exposure has won his workers’ compensation battle against DuPont in the state’s Supreme Court.

Ferrall Limle worked for DuPont for nearly 27 years. In 2001, he was diagnosed with a variety of illnesses related to the inhalation of asbestos, including pneumoconiosis, pleural disease and asbestosis. Limle first applied for worker’s compensation and, three years later, permanent total disability compensation. The Industrial Commission of Ohio reviewed his case and agreed that he was entitled to permanent total disability.

However, DuPont appealed that case, although unsuccessfully. The case then went to the Ohio Supreme Court, where the justices voted 7-0 to uphold the rulings of the lower courts that Limle was entitled to permanent total disability compensation.

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