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Panel Upholds Denial of Worker's Claim Due to Insufficiency of Expert Opinion

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 0

The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel upheld a denial of benefits to a worker for an alleged shoulder injury, finding the medical testimony from her treating orthopedic surgeon was insufficient to establish causation. Case: Shelton v. Hobbs Enterprises LLC, No. M2020-01220-SC-R3-WC, 09/27/2021, published. Facts: Bethany Shelton worked for Hobbs Enterprises LLC as a cashier at one of its gas station markets. Shelton allegedly suffered an injury to her right shoulder on Aug. 26, 2017, while removing a heavy bag of trash from an outside trash co...

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