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Man suffers heart attack on the job and widow receives $100,000 settlement: A 73-year-old male laborer for a private sewerage company suffered a heart attack at work in Newport, Rhode Island, and was found lying next to his equipment with his work truck running. The post-medical examination showed that he died of anterior sclerosis. This was a worker's compensation case and the issue was whether his death was caused by the natural progression of the anterior sclerosis or by an aggravation in the work place. Research had to be done on the issue of all of his pre-existing medical records and any prior heart or circulatory problems. In addition, research had to be done with co-employees and obtaining their statements. As a result of these efforts the worker's compensation case was settled for $100,000 to the widow.


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