Worker's Compensation: Disability related claims by employees who have developed latex allergy are growing exponentially.
Product liability: The first product liability lawsuit against a glove manufacturer was filed in 1991. Latex-related litigation has been called the "next big tort."
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Under the provisions of the ADA, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with medical-related disabilities such as latex allergy. Exactly what this involves will vary with each situation. In the case of anesthesiologists, provision of suitable alternatives to latex-containing products is considered the minimal accommodation.
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