A Hard-won Ruling: South Korean Court Cites LCD Chemical Exposure at Samsung as Cause of Multiple SclerosisPhoto: The handwritten sign reads: “Samsung must apologize, sufficiently compensate its victims and have [safety] measures in place.”

An appellate panel of Seoul’s administrative court has ruled a former Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. worker’s multiple sclerosis was caused by a combination of overwork and chemical exposure at the company’s LCD unit: a first-of-its-kind. In the ruling on Feb 10, the court said the Korea Workers Compensation and Welfare Service should pay medical expenses for Kim Mi-seon, a 37-year-old former Samsung woman worker suffering from multiple sclerosis. Read more

A Hard-won Ruling: South Korean Court Cites LCD Chemical Exposure at Samsung as Cause of Multiple SclerosisPhoto: The handwritten sign reads: “Samsung must apologize, sufficiently compensate its victims and have [safety] measures in place.”