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Beryllium Illnesses

Below are the head notes for the FAB decisions and orders relating to the topic heading, Beryllium Illnesses. The head notes are grouped under the following subheadings: Beryllium sensitivity, CBD, pre-1993, CBD, 1993 forward, and Consequential conditions. To view a particular decision or order in its entirety, click on the hyperlink for that decision or order at the end of the head note.

Beryllium sensitivity


CBD, pre-1993


CBD, 1993 forward


Consequential conditions

  • To establish that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a consequential condition of beryllium sensitivity or established CBD requires a fully rationalized medical report by a physician that shows the relationship between the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the established CBD. Neither the fact that the injury, illness, impairment, or disability manifests itself after a diagnosis of beryllium sensitivity or established CBD, nor the belief of the claimant that that the injury, illness, impairment, or disability was caused by the beryllium sensitivity or established CBD is sufficient in itself to prove a causal relationship. EEOICPA Fin. Dec. No. 19516-2004 (Depít of Labor, October 15, 2004).