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Truck Driver Gets Award for Chronic Pain Syndrome, Anxiety, Depression

Friday, September 18, 2020 | 851 | 0 | 18 min read

A Texas appellate court upheld an award of benefits to an injured truck driver for his depression, anxiety disorder and chronic pain syndrome. Case: Ace American Insurance Co. v. Elmer, No. 05-19-00386-CV, 09/15/2020, published. Facts: Clayton D. Elmer worked as a truck driver for Heartland Express. He injured himself in June 2014 when he slipped while stepping out of his truck. Elmer stopped several times along his route to get ice to relieve pain in his shoulder and knee. After finishing his route and dropping off the truck, his wife took him to the emergency room. Doctors ...

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