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Missouri: A "Working" Claimant is Not a Total (sometimes)

Claimant's capacity to return to work for 1 1/2 years after her back injury defeated her SIF claim that she was permanently and totally disabled. Her duties such as data entry, answering phones or monitoring suicidal patients were considered a ‘real job’ in the open labor market. Claimant...

Missouri: Award Supported by "Subjective" Symptoms

Missouri courts once again wrangle in the old grudge match between the evidentiary weight given to subjective and objective symptoms. Reformers thought they had put an end to those types of fights by indicating that " where inconsistent or conflicting medical opinions exist, objective medical findings...

Missouri: Attorney Wins $700K in Medical Bills on “Modified” Award

The claimant hurt his back in 2011 when he moved a 100-pound bag of sugar onto a pallet. The commission modified a finding that claimant not only strained his back, but hurt his prior degenerative spine, and increased the award more than $700,000. Valdez v Gilster Mary Lee, 2015 MO WCLR Lexis 110 (Nov...