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Divided Supreme Court Upholds Award to Teacher for Loss of Bladder Control

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 516 | 0 | 0 min read

A divided West Virginia Supreme Court upheld an award of benefits based on a 32% whole body impairment for a school teacher who lost her bladder control. Case: Boone County Board of Education v. Bassham, No. 16-1020, 09/15/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Areline L. Bassham worked as a teacher for the Boone County Board of Education. She injured her back in a fall at work in October 2008. Bassham underwent a kyphoplasty, a minimally invasive surgery used to treat a spinal compression fracture. While recovering, Bassham developed a kidney infection. The infection resulted ...

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