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NC Worker May Proceed in Tort Against Employer and Plant Nurse for Negligent Treatment

A North Carolina worker, who alleged that he was negligently diagnosed and treated by his employer’s plant nurse after suffering a stroke at work, may proceed in tort against that employer and the nurse, held a state appellate court yesterday … Continue reading

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Massive Stroke After MMI Does Not Result in Loss of Nebraska PTD Benefits

Where an employee sustained work-related injuries, reached maximum medical improvement (MMI), and, based on factual findings by Nebraska’s Workers’ Compensation Court (WCC), was adjudged to be permanently and totally disabled, a subsequent stroke that left her completely incapacitated and unable … Continue reading

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Nevada Casino Employee’s Tort Action Against Employer for Delaying Stroke Treatment is Barred by Exclusivity

A housekeeping employee at a Las Vegas casino, who suffered a stroke just prior to the beginning of his work shift, and who contended his medical condition was exacerbated when his employer failed to seek special medical assistance within a … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Bizarre Workers’ Comp Cases for 2016

© Copyright 2016. Thomas A. Robinson. All rights reserved. For reprint permission, contact tom@workcompwriter.com. For the past ten Decembers or so, I have annually compiled what I think are the Top 10 bizarre workers’ compensation cases for the year. Typically, … Continue reading

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Louisiana: Boilermaker’s 39-Day Work Schedule, With One Day Off, Found to Cause Stroke

In Louisiana, when an employee seeks to recover workers’ compensation benefits for a heart-related or perivascular injury, he or she must prove, by clear and convincing evidence, that: (i) The physical work stress was extraordinary and unusual in comparison to … Continue reading

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Ohio: Trauma Induced Stroke Sustained In Fall From Wheelchair Is Not Compensable Aggravation of Original Injury

A worker, who lost the use of his legs in 1965 in a work-related accident, and who was thereafter confined to a wheelchair, is not entitled to additional workers compensation benefits related to a trauma induced stroke that he sustained … Continue reading

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