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Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Coverage for Right Knee Surgery After Left Knee Injury

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 250 | 0 | 5 min read

The Idaho Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a worker failed to prove his need for surgery to his right knee had been caused by two prior injuries to his left knee. Case: Hartgrave v. City of Twin Falls, No. 44552, 03/05/2018, published. Facts: Charles Hartgrave began working for the City of Twin Falls in 1978. He injured his left knee while at work in February 2009. Dr. Tyler McKee diagnosed him with a meniscal tear. McKee also discovered that Hartgrave had severe osteoarthritis in his right knee. The doctor asked if Hartgrave wanted to pursue surgery for the right knee, but Hartgrave d...

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