Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports Volume 71
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... accident produced the abscess and the abscess caused pneumonia which resulted in the death of Wolford." Counsel for appellant further contend that this claimant was not entitled to compensation for the reason that there was in his case a congenital predisposition to hernia. The referee stated in his report that the claimant testified that two summers before the accident, while he was swimming, he discovered a small lump, about the size of a pea, on the abdomen in the same region of the present hernia. Doctor Weil, the physician who operated upon him after the accident, testified that in view of this history of the case and the condition which he found, there must have been a weakness of the abdomi-nal wall at that point, and that hernia was not curable without an operation. The referee further found that this condition of the plaintiff had never caused him any pain, inconvenience, or disability prior to this accident; that he underwent a physical examination, by the physician of the defendant company, a short time prior to the accident, for the purpose of ascertaining his condition, and that the physician told him he was all right. The report of the physician to the defendant company was not offered in evidence. The opinion of the learned president judge of the court below, which will appear in the report of this case, so satisfactorily disposes of this branch of the contention of the appellant that we deem it unnecessary to discuss it further. The judgment is affirmed and the appeal dismissed at cost of the appellant. Syllabus--Statement of Facts. 71 Pa. Superior Ct. McCreighton, Appellant, /0. American Catholic Union. Insurance--Life insum.nce--Death through immoral act---Abortion. Where a policy of insurance contains the...
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