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Medical Expert Opinion Testimony Was Sufficient to Support PTD Award

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, September 25, 2017 | 488 | 0 | 0 min read

An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to an award of permanent total disability benefits for a back injury, as the opinions of two medical experts were sufficient evidence to support the award. Case: State ex rel. Wayne Dalton Corp. v. Industrial Commission, No. 16AP-423, 09/21/2017, published. Facts: Candie Simon injured her back in April 2011 while working for the Wayne Dalton Corp., a self-insured employer. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation accepted her injury as compensable. Simon underwent back surgery, performed by Dr. Mark Cecil, in May 2012. Cecil iss...

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