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Doctor's Ignorance of 'Legalese' Wasn't Adequate Basis to Exclude Opinion From Evidence

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 450 | 0 | 0 min read

An Ohio appellate court ruled that a trial judge should not have stricken a medical expert’s opinion on whether a worker had suffered a “significant aggravation” of a pre-existing condition due to unfamiliarity with what that meant in “legalese.” Case: Rowland v. Buehrer, No. 27412, 08/04/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Diane Rowland worked for the Dayton public school system. She suffered injuries in an on-the-job accident in January 2015, and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Awarded benefits for a concussion, a neck sprain, a lumbar spr...

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