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Split Supreme Court Denies Surgeries for Worker With Hand Injury

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 192 | 0 | 19 min read

The Supreme Court of West Virginia ruled that a worker who injured her hand while lifting a table was not entitled to coverage for surgery to address nerve issues. Case: Broyles v. United Technologies Corp., No. 19-0243, 07/31/2020, published. Facts: April Broyles worked for United Technologies Corp. In April 2016, she was lifting a table when it slipped and fell on her left hand. Broyles received treatment from MedExpress Urgent Care, and an examination showed swelling, tenderness and limited range of motion. X-rays showed normal bony structures with no evidence of fracture or disloca...

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