Case name: SMG Food and Beverage LLC, 119 NYWCLR 114 (N.Y. W.C.B., Full Board)
Summary: The Full Board supported the WCLJ’s decision stating that a security guard developed small cell carcinoma as a result of being exposed to asbestos at his workplace. The claimant’s treating doctor conclusively testified that the cancer was caused in part by being exposed to asbestos at his place of employment. The client had a history of smoking which, in combination of being exposed to asbestos increased his risk of developing lung cancer. Due to the validity of the treating doctors testimony, the claimant will receive benefits.