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3rd DCA Won't Revisit Ruling on Apportionment to Genetic Factors

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, May 19, 2017 | 1629 | 0 | 0 min read

The 3rd District Court of Appeal will not revisit its decision finding that a worker’s permanent disability can be apportioned to account for genetics. Last month, the court said Christopher Rice’s employer didn’t bear legal responsibility for the extent to which his disability was caused by a non-industrial pathology. Rice had worked as a police officer for the City of Jackson. The city accepted liability for a cumulative trauma injury to his neck, but it insisted that the injury was not the only cause of Rice’s disability. The city argued that hi...

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