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Prior Settlement Doesn't Bar Employer From Challenging Causation

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 0

The Illinois Appellate Court upheld a determination that an employer was not collaterally estopped from challenging causation for a worker’s condition and that the worker failed to prove his condition was related to his job. Case: Lewis v. IWCC, No. 2-21-0779WC, 09/20/2022, unpublished. Facts and procedural history: Leroy Lewis worked for USF Holland. In November 2015, Lewis suffered a work-related injury to his right shoulder and cervical spine. Lewis filed two workers’ compensation claims, and Dr. Richard Broderick performed surgery at the C3-C4 level. In May 2017, Lewis saw D...

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