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Split Supreme Court Awards Benefits to Hospital Worker for Unexplained Fall

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 286 | 0 | 18 min read

A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a hospital worker was entitled to benefits for injuries from an unexplained fall, since there was no credible evidence she was suffering from a pre-existing infirmity that contributed to the accident. Justices Patrick Wyrick and James Winchester dissented, accusing the court of ignoring facts that supported the denial of Emilee Ann Mullendore’s claim as it embarked on a “death-by-a-thousand-cuts dismantling” of the Legislature's latest reform of the workers’ compensation system. Mullendore had worked as a cert...

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