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Employer Not Liable for Costs of Treatment After Reversal

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, March 15, 2019 | 113 | 0 | 247 min read

The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that an employer could not be held liable for the costs of treatment a worker received after the award was overturned. Case: Lynch Livestock Inc. v. Bursell, No. 17-1629, 03/06/2019, published. Facts: Kenneth Bursell worked for Lynch Livestock. He suffered a sprained ankle at work in December 2008. Lynch accepted the injury as compensable. Two tarsal tunnel decompressions to alleviate pain were unsuccessful. Bursell began seeing Dr. John Cook at the Siouxland Surgery Center Pain Clinic. Lynch authorized Cook to provide care to Bursell and paid for the t...

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