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Court Upholds Reversal of OWC Medical Director's Denial of Surgery

Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 0

A Louisiana appellate court upheld a decision by the Workers' Compensation Court that reversed a decision of the Office of Workers' Compensation. Case: McKay v. State, No. 21-471, 06/01/2022, published. Facts: Walter McKay worked as a master plumber/pipe fitter for the State of Louisiana. On Oct. 26, 2018, McKay was attempting to clear a blockage using a power machine when a burr on the cable caught his leather glove, twisting and severely injuring his left hand. Dr. John McCabe amputated his left little finger and part of his left ring finger. Brooke Duplechain was assig...

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