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Court Upholds WCJ's Refusal to Expand Nurse's Comp Claim for Hand Injury

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, September 15, 2017 | 643 | 0 | 0 min read

The Commonwealth Court ruled that a worker was not entitled to expand the scope of her comp claim, since the opinions of her medical experts were properly discredited by the workers’ compensation judge — although the judge discredited them for the wrong reasons. Case: Zito v. WCAB (Northern Pennsylvania Health Alliance), No. 138 C.D. 2017, 09/14/2017, unpublished. Facts and procedural history: Marie Zito worked for the Hazleton General Hospital as a registered nurse. She suffered an injury to her right hand in October 2010 while helping transfer a patient to Lehigh Valley Ho...

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