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Court Upholds Ruling to Stop Chiropractic Treatment after 450 Visits

By Jim Sams (Senior Editor)

Monday, March 12, 2012 | 1

Expert medical opinion supported an employer's petition to cut off chiropractic treatment to an injured worker who had 450 treatments over four years but showed no improvement, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled.Case: Leca v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Philadelphia School District), No. 679 C.C. 2011, 03/07/2012.Facts: John Leca, a police officer for the Philadelphia School District, injured his back while trying to break up a fight on April 14, 2004. The employer accepted liability and issued a notice of compensation payable. Procedural History: In March 2008, the empl...

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