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Nurse Proved Stressful Work Caused Cerebral Stroke: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (11/14/2012)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the November 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. County of Riverside, PSI, Petitioner v. Workers'...

South Carolina: Nurse Anesthetist’s Fall Was Not idiopathic; Benefits Should Be Awarded

Following remand from the state’s Supreme Court, a South Carolina appellate court held that a fall by a certified registered nurse anesthetist in an operating room was not idiopathic and arose out of and in the course of her employment in spite of the fact that the exact cause of her fall was not...

Florida: Judge’s Exclusion of Health Care Nurse’s Deposition Was Erroneous

A decision by a judge of compensation claims to exclude the deposition of a home health care nurse, based on the fact that the claimant’s attorney “was not aware” that the employer planned to offer it into evidence was improper, even considering the broad latitude given the JCC in such...

New York: Nurse Gets 90 Percent Wage Loss Award for Hand Sanitizer Allergy

A New York appellate court held the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board properly ruled that an employee sustained a causally related 90 percent loss of wage-earning capacity under N.Y. Workers’ Comp. Law § 15(3)(w) and (5-a) since the employee’s wage-earning capacity was...

Tennessee: PTSD Claim Unsuccessful Where Work Related Conference Speaker Sparks Memories of Being Raped as a Child

A Tennessee nurse, who contended she suffered a mental breakdown and PTSD after attending a work-related conference did not establish that the level of stress he experienced at the conference was abnormal, extraordinary, or unusual, held a special workers’ compensation appeals panel in Tennessee...