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Acceptance of Liability for Injury to Upper Extremities Includes Thoracic Condition Affecting Arms

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 0

A California appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier’s acceptance of liability for a worker’s injury to his upper extremities encompasses treatment of his thoracic outlet syndrome. Case: Perani v. WCAB, No. A159586, 06/05/2020, unpublished. Facts: Michael Perani worked for Island Graphics as a software engineer. His job required heavy keyboard use on a computer. In 1994, Perani filed a workers' compensation claim after he began suffering from pain, inflammation, swelling and impaired range of motion in his hands, wrists and arms. He was not speci...

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