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Causation Can't Be Based on Doctor's Vague Opinion

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 1854 | 0 | 20 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that substantial evidence did not support a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Board to award benefits to a worker for a meniscus tear. Case: Matter of Johnson v. Borg Warner Inc., No. 530679, 09/03/2020, published. Facts: Alwyne E. Johnson worked for Borg Warner Inc. He filed a workers’ compensation claim for an alleged injury to his left knee. According to Johnson, his job required constant walking in different directions in order to operate machines, sorters and stackers. Johnson claimed he was walking at work and felt a sudden pa...

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