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Judge, Board Didn't Understand Causes of PTSD, Appellate Court Says

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 511 | 0 | 27 min read

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed the Workers' Compensation Board's denial of a 911 dispatcher's post-traumatic stress disorder claim, finding that the board had not reasonably interpreted the interplay between her psychiatrists' reports and the official diagnostic criteria for PTSD.  Sheila Minor was a 911 dispatcher for Coos County on Oregon's Central Coast for 28 years. After she dispatched officers to a shooting in 1996, she began experiencing anxiety and depression. She filed a workers' compensation claim, which was re...

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