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Court Rejects Worker's PTD Claim Predicated on Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 390 | 0 | 358 min read

The Utah Court of Appeals upheld the denial of a worker’s claim for permanent total disability benefits, finding she did not establish that her disability was caused by work activities “lighting up” her pre-existing back conditions. Case: Pritchard v. Labor Commission, No. 20180946-CA, 11/15/2019, published. Facts: Martha S. Pritchard began working for AutoLiv in 2007. A computerized tomography scan taken that year indicated that she had degenerative disk disease with mild endplate osteophyte formation. In 2009, Pritchard was diagnosed with a bulging disk and hypertro...

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