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Truck Driver Fails to Establish Conditions as Occupational Disease

Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 170 | 0 | 9 min read

The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld the denial of a truck driver’s occupational disease claim for lumbar arthritis and degenerative disk disease. Case: Matter of Compensation of Johnston, Nos. 1504241, 1501330 and A164266, 07/15/2020, published. Facts: Marc Johnston worked as a truck driver for about 35 years. In July 2014, he suffered a lumbar strain, and a magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed degenerative changes to his spine. Two physicians opined that the lumbar strain and the pre-existing degenerative changes formed a combined condition. They also reported that Johnston’...

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