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Texas Appeals Panel Decision No. 100308 - Causation

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford The Claimant worked as a security guard. A nearby refinery released chemical fumes including naphthalene. The Claimant alleged an occupational exposure and sought medical care from two different facilities. He was diagnosed with unspecified chest...

Texas Appeals Panel Decisions 100538 and 100539 – Extent

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford Appeals Panel Decision 100538 – Extent The sole issue at the Contested Case Hearing (CCH) is whether the compensable injury extended to osteoarthritis at the right hip. The extent of injury designated doctor opined the injury extended...

Texas Appeals Panel Decision 100497 – Average Weekly Wage/Concurrent Employment

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford The average weekly wage (AWW) for the claimed employer was $186.62. The claimant’s alleged concurrent employment AWW was $406.15 for a total AWW of $592.77. The claimant’s concurrent employment was working for several entities as an...