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Agoraphobic with Back Injury and Panic Disorder Entitled to PTD

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | 0

A Wyoming construction worker suffering from psychological issues and persistent pain from an old, work-related back injury was entitled to permanent total disability benefits under the "odd lot" doctrine, the state high court ruled. Case: McMasters v. Wyoming, No. S-11-0107, 03/02/2012, published.Facts: In 2003, Jimmie McMasters was working as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning journeyman when he fell 9 feet from a beam to a concrete floor and suffered a compression fracture to his L1 vertebrae. After five years of treatment and evaluation by numerous medical providers and specialist...

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