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Injured Worker Can't Expand Claim to Add Psychiatric Conditions

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 0

The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld the denial of a worker’s request to expand his claim to include his diagnoses for various mental health conditions, given evidence of his symptom fabrication and magnification. Case: T.E.C. v. M&G Polymerse USA LLC, No. 20-0388, 9/22/2021, published. Facts: An employee of M&G Polymerse USA LLC fell from a buggy and pinned his leg while at work on Jan. 14, 2015. The West Virginia Supreme Court elected to identify the worker by his initials, T.E.C., due to the sensitive nature of the medical evidence developed in his case. ...

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