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High Court Clarifies 'Definite Proof' Standard for Hernia Claims

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 0

In a case of first impression, Maryland’s highest court ruled that the "definite proof” that a worker must show in a hernia claim applies to the quality of evidence that he must submit as part of his burden of production. Case: United Parcel Service v. Strothers, No. 9, 12/01/2022, published. Facts: David Strothers worked for United Parcel Service. He injured himself at work in 2016 while attempting to dislodge a jam on a sorter. Dr. Joshua B. Macht determined Strothers had suffered a left inguinal hernia and umbilical hernia, and he attributed them to Strothers’ ...

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