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LaFleur v. C. C. Pierce Co.
LaFleur’s (Plaintiff) right foot was injured at work. The company doctor told Plaintiff that he had a sprained toe. Plaintiff entered into a written settlement agreement and release with the company’s insurer (Defendant), which stated that Plaintiff could not seek additional benefits “because of this injury.” Plaintiff was diagnosed with a rare arterial disease that resulted in the amputation of both of his legs. A doctor testified that Plaintiff’s accident at work had injured his arterial system, which aggravated his preexisting arterial disease, and that the accident was causally related to the amputation of Plaintiff’s legs. Plaintiff sued for rescission of the release. The trial court entered judgment for Defendants, finding that Plaintiff had simply made an incorrect prediction about future events when he signed the release.Plaintiff appealed.
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