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Asbestos-R.I. Superior Court Holds Major Hospital May Be Liable To Contractor's Employee For Presence Of Asbestos

The Rhode Island Superior Court has held that the state's largest hospital may be liable to the widow of a deceased HVAC worker who was allegedly exposed to asbestos while performing ductwork at the hospital in the 1960s and 1970s. The court said if the hospital knew or should have known of the presence of the asbestos and the worker did not know of its presence, the hospital would have a duty to warn the employee. The court denied without prejudice the hospital's motion for summary judgment subject to discovery of the hospital's records.