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Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: North Dakota Refuses to Adopt Positional Risk Doctrine
Posted on 20 Apr 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Positional Risk Doctrine, Medical Evidence, Total Permanent Disability, and Deviation From Employment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

OHIO: Lapse of Time Between Incident and Treatment Amplifies Need for Expert Testimony on Causation
Posted on 26 Jul 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

It is often said that just as the “instantaneous nature of an observed causal progression is a familiar element in cases dispensing with medical testimony, so a delay between the accident and the symptoms, disability or death diminishes any such... Read More

North Carolina: Expert’s Accident Reconstruction Testimony Sinks Employee’s Claim
Posted on 30 Sep 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

A North Carolina court affirmed a finding by the state’s full Industrial Commission that a patient food service technician’s torn rotator cuff did not arise out of and in the course of the employment where the Commission found compelling testimony... Read More

California: Top 25 Noteworthy Panel Decisions (July–December 2015)
Posted on 3 Jan 2016 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

LexisNexis has picked the top “noteworthy” panel decisions issued by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board during the period July through December 2015. The list features a number of decisions addressing the assignment and... Read More

Texas: Pro Se Litigant Fails to Establish Causal Connection Between Back Injury and Work-Related Fall
Posted on 2 Feb 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a pro se litigant testified that she sustained injuries when she slipped and fell during the course and scope of her employment, but she did not introduce expert medical testimony that showed a causal link between her claimed conditions—disc... Read More

Wyoming: Commission Did Not Err In Accepting Seven Medical Expert’s Opinions Instead of Claimant’s Non-Expert Theory of Causation
Posted on 10 Nov 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where the record established that the potential causes of a worker’s syncopal episodes were numerous and complex, the Wyoming Medical Commission did not abuse its discretion by accepting the evidence from seven medical experts, including the worker’s... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: North Dakota Refuses to Adopt Positional Risk Doctrine
Posted on 20 Apr 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Positional Risk Doctrine, Medical Evidence, Total Permanent Disability, and Deviation From Employment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More