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Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: North Dakota Refuses to Adopt Positional Risk Doctrine

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 Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled...

OHIO: Lapse of Time Between Incident and Treatment Amplifies Need for Expert Testimony on Causation

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 self-evident causal relation [Larson’s Workers’...

California: Top 25 Noteworthy Panel Decisions (July–December 2015)

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 reporting of panel qualified medical evaluators...

North Carolina: Expert’s Accident Reconstruction Testimony Sinks Employee’s Claim

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 by two experts in biomechanics and accident...

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...

Texas: Pro Se Litigant Fails to Establish Causal Connection Between Back Injury and Work-Related Fall

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 herniations, cervical radiculitis, and lumbar radiculopathy—and...