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Supreme Court Won't Disturb 3rd DCA Decision Allowing Apportionment for Genetics

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, August 11, 2017 | 938 | 0 | 0 min read

The California Supreme Court has declined to disturb a lower court decision allowing a worker’s permanent disability to be apportioned to account for his genetics. In April, the 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled that an employer wasn’t responsible for the full amount of Christopher Rice’s disability from a neck injury, as his work wasn’t entirely to blame for his condition. Rice had worked as a police officer for the City of Jackson. The city accepted liability for a cumulative trauma injury to his neck, but it insisted that the injury was not the only cause of...

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John A. Don esq. Aug 11, 2017 10:48 AM

If the workers' genetic composition is contributing to his disability - the carrier must provide genetic therapy to cure or relieve the impact!

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