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High Court Upholds Denial of Nurse's Claim of Back Injury

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 | 0

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals upheld the denial of a nurse’s claim for benefits, finding her ongoing complaints were unrelated to an on-the-job back injury. Case: Coder v. DOES, No. 21-AA-0190, 11/03/2022, published. Facts: Jeanne Coder injured her lower back during her employment as a clinical nurse in April 2018. She sought treatment from Dr. Malady Santhosh Kodgi, a pain management specialist. Kodgi diagnosed Coder with low back pain with radiculopathy, which was attributed to degenerative disc disease, and possible nerve root irritation caused by a Tarlov'...

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