ConMed Says Chubb Should Cover Chemical Exposure Claims

By Daphne Zhang (January 26, 2021, 10:41 PM EST) -- Medical equipment company ConMed Corp. sued a Chubb insurance unit Tuesday, alleging that the insurer is shirking its obligation to defend it in an underlying suit accusing ConMed of exposing 53 workers to unsafe chemicals.

ConMed told a New York federal judge that Federal Insurance Co. has breached the insurance contract and wrongly interpreted policy exclusions to deny coverage. Chubb has ignored its duty to pay defense costs on behalf of the insured and the insured's indemnitee until the $2 million policy limit is exhausted, the company said.

Last May, a group of 53 past and current ConMed employees sued the...

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