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Mississippi: Divided Court Affirms Award of PTSD Benefits Related to Hurricane Katrina
Posted on 31 Jan 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A divided Mississippi appellate court recently affirmed an award of PTSD benefits to an agent of the state’s Bureau of Narcotics resulting from her duties on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The agent, who ordinary... Read More

Mississippi: Employee’s Tort Action Against Law Firm for Exposure to Toxic Mold Fails
Posted on 13 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Mississippi recently reversed a trial court’s denial of a law firm’s motion to dismiss a civil action filed against it and the firm’s individual partners (and others) by two former employees where the plaintiffs... Read More

Mississippi: Bringing Home the Bacon—Injuries Sustained in Collision With 400-lb. Wild Hog Found Compensable
Posted on 24 Apr 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Substantial evidence supported the Commission’s finding that injuries sustained by a Mississippi casino employee when her car struck a 400-lb. wild hog arose out of and in the course of her employment, held a Mississippi appellate court. The “collision”... Read More

Mississippi: Injuries Sustained During Pre-Employment Job-Function Test Are Compensable
Posted on 24 Jul 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A truck driver, who injured his knee while performing a pre-employment job-function test during the hiring/orientation process, was an employee at the time of his injury for purposes of a workers’ compensation claim, held a Mississippi appellate... Read More

Mississippi: False Imprisonment Action Against Employer Fails
Posted on 31 Jul 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Mississippi trial court committed error when it failed to grant summary judgment to an employer in a civil action filed by the estate of a deceased employee alleging false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress where plaintiffs presented... Read More

Federal: Court Forced to Choose Between Conflicting State Versions of Exclusive Remedy Rule
Posted on 7 Nov 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Noting that a federal court sitting in diversity must apply the choice-of-law rules of the state in which it sits—here that of Mississippi—a federal district court held that an injured employee of a subcontractor could not sue the general... Read More

Mississippi: Employee’s Kidney Disease Was Natural Consequence of Medication Taken for Earlier Admitted Injury to Lungs
Posted on 22 May 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Mississippi appellate court affirmed an order of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission requiring an employer to pay for medical treatment related to a kidney condition caused by medication that an employee took for an admittedly compensable... Read More

Mississippi: Worker With Partial Impairment Nevertheless Entitled to PTD Benefits
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A Mississippi appellate court affirmed a Commission finding that an injured worker was entitled to permanent total disability benefits in spite of medical evidence that an IME physician had assigned only an 11 percent impairment rating to the worker’s... Read More