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Time for Filing Claim Isn't Extended by Presence of Implanted Surgical Hardware

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 324 | 0 | 59 min read

Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that an injured worker was not “using” the surgical hardware that been implanted in his back after it was no longer serving any medical purpose. Case: Ring Power Corp. v. Murphy, No. 1D17-1316, 02/23/2018, published. Facts: Andrew Murphy injured his back in July 2006 while working for the Ring Power Corp. He underwent spinal surgery a few months later. During the surgery, doctors used rods and screws to stabilize his spine while the bone grew back together. Within a year, the bones had fused, and the rods and scr...

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