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Texas Appeals Panel Decision No. 100203 - Waiver

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford The Claimant alleged carrier did not dispute compensability by timely filing a PLN-1. The carrier received written notice of the injury on August 11, 2009. A PLN-1 dated August 31, 2009 was in evidence but did not include a DWC date stamp. ...

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...