Tag Archives: Causal Connection

MS Worker’s Staph Infection Was Causally Connected to Epidural Injections for Back Injury

Stressing that the weighing of expert medical evidence is the province of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission—and not the appellate courts—the Court of Appeals of Mississippi affirmed a decision awarding workers’ compensation benefits for a worker’s staph infection that the … Continue reading

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Virginia: Self-Treatment by Rehab Professor Nixes Benefits for Subsequent Injuries

While Scripture may say, “Physician, heal thyself” [Luke 4:23, King James Version], that advice should apparently be avoided by professors of rehabilitation counseling. In a case replete with irony, the Court of Appeals of Virginia on Tuesday affirmed a determination … Continue reading

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Ohio: Supreme Court Reiterates that Mental Injury Must Be Caused By, and Not Merely Contemporaneous With, Physical Injury To Support Comp Claim

In a divided decision affirming a ruling last year by a state intermediate appellate court, the Supreme Court of Ohio has reiterated that in order for a mental condition (here PTSD) to be compensable under the Ohio workers’ compensation system, … Continue reading

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