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“Nested Case–Control Study of Autoimmune Disease in an Asbestos-Exposed Population”
This was very much a preliminary study but raises the possibility of compensation claims for asbestos related lung disease to include some element of compensation for arthritis. It seems very unlikely that any claim would be for arthritis alone.