Kathleen Roberts Earns a Take-Nothing

Kathleen Roberts, Shareholder of our San Jose office, recently earned a take nothing on an unusual pro per case involving a chemical exposure claim. The applicant was a two day employee of our client, a grower. He claimed exposure on the job and alleged toxic effects to his lungs and organs. He refused to cooperate in the QME process – when the WCJ ordered him to go to the toxicology QME he refused, despite our offer of transportation. He refused to testify at trial, or otherwise participate. The WCJ found no injury. Blood tests from a local hospital had shown an abnormality in the lungs and internal organs, and if the WCJ had found injury, the costs could have been enormous. Way to go, Kathleen!