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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (5/13/2011)

Larson's Spotlight on Firefighters and Cancer, Medical Causation, Fact Finder, Spider Bite, and Fraud. 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 the list below....

MO: Toxic Exposure From Fumes Hanging In Air

Claimant worked 10 years in Jasper County making components for battery cells and developed a rare cancer, IgA myeloma. As a result of either the condition or the stem cell transplant and chemotherapy, he required treatment for about 5 years for kidney disease, recurrent skin basal cell carcinomas, carpal...

Causation and Effect: Workers’ Comp Experts Discuss Impact of Rising Costs on Causation Standards

By John Stahl, Esq. Widespread confusion regarding the difference between medical causation and legal causation, and why one claim of compensable harm may be accepted while a virtually identical claim or other seemingly “clear cut” case is denied, motivated a November 8 session entitled...

Wyoming: Commission Did Not Err In Accepting Seven Medical Expert’s Opinions Instead of Claimant’s Non-Expert Theory of Causation

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 treating physician, and discounting the...