A hearing officer for the Workers Compensation Board ruled that an employer must pay three weeks of disability and most of the medical bills of a nonsmoking worker who suffered health problems after breathing secondhand tobacco smoke on the job. The worker, an administrative assistant, suffered a severe asthma attack and lung infection in 1990 that hospitalized her for five days. See “Firm Told to Pay Health Bills in Secondhand Smoke Case,” Louisville Courier-Journal, January 10, 1992, B2.
7.1 TPLR 8.6, No. 112490 (Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana, 1992).