Medical Conditions: Chemical Exposures: Trimellitic Anyhdride

MSGIA v. Robert Ellington [8/9/00] 2000 MTWCC 47 Testimony by two doctors – one a specialist in occupational disease, but not board certified and without a residency in that speciality, and the other a neurologist – that OD claimant's alleged fatigue, headaches, memory loss, confusion, dizziness, depression and other symptoms resulted from workplace exposure to chemicals not found persuasive by WCC where (1) both doctors believed claimant was exposed to trimellitic anhydride and toluene di-isocyanate, but evidence did not show those chemicals were present in cleaning supplies used by claimant; (2) one doctor's credibility was undermined by his lack of candor; (3) and third medical witness, who was board certified specialist in allergy, immunology, and internal medicine, a medical school professor with numerous relevant publications, and a recognized expert in immunology concerning multiple chemical sensitivity, testified more credibly that multiple chemical sensitivity as a diagnoses was discredited and that claimant's symptoms were explicable in terms of his other medical conditions, which included hypo-gonadism, hypothyroid, sleep apnea, preexisting depression, and rhinitis.