Workers whose disabling conditions are mostly cured with prescription drugs may still be able to show that they are “substantially limited in a major life activity” by pointing to the drug’s side effects or the precautions they must take in their lifestyle to avoid medical complications, a federal judge has ruled.

Senior U.S. District for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Judge Sylvia H. Rambo’s 20-page opinion in Rowles v. Automated Production Systems Inc. is a significant win for plaintiffs because it charts the course for limiting the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s July 1999 decision in Sutton v. United Airlines .

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]