Living (and Dying) in the Stroke Belt and the Implications for Workers’ Compensation

By Thomas A. Robinson In the South, we take great pride in a form of perverse magic: we can turn a green vegetable into a stroke. It's pretty simple, really. You take some freshly picked okra, wash it, slice it in half-inch sections, dip the sections in buttermilk, dredge them in corn meal that's...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Trauma Induced Stroke in Fall From Wheelchair Not Compensable Aggravation of Original Injury

Larson's Spotlight on Aggravation of Original Injury, Credit for Pension Benefits, and Injuries Related to Medical Treatment . Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled...

Judge Properly Excluded Testimony of Undisclosed Witnesses at Trial: Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/18/2012)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the April 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Ace American Insurance Company (insurer for Waste Management...

Nurse Proved Stressful Work Caused Cerebral Stroke: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (11/14/2012)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the November 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. County of Riverside, PSI, Petitioner v. Workers'...

North Carolina: Delayed Plane and Busy Christmas Season Are Insufficient to Support FedEx Driver’s Stroke Injury Claim

A North Carolina appellate court has affirmed a decision of the state’s Industrial Commission that denied the workers’ compensation claim of a 59-year-old FedEx courier who, after two hours of work one day, suffered a stroke brought about by a carotid dissection (a tear in the blood vessel...