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Clerical Worker Entitled to Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 848 | 0 | 0 min read

A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a clerical worker was entitled to benefits for her carpal tunnel syndrome. Case: Casteel-Ellison v. New River Health Association, No. 16-0949, 09/15/2017, published. Facts: Debra Casteel-Ellison worked as a data-entry clerk for the New River Health Association. She filed a workers’ compensation claim after Dr. Whitney Boggs diagnosed her with carpal tunnel syndrome. A claims administrator denied the claim, since Casteel-Ellison had not undergone testing to establish the diagnosis. Casteel-Ellison underwent a nerve test in November 2014...

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