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3rd DCA Overturns Award for Deputy Sheriff's Skin Lesions

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 1146 | 0 | 0 min read

A divided California appellate court overturned an administrative determination that a deputy sheriff had suffered a compensable skin injury from his work-related sun exposure. Case: County of Sacramento v. WCAB (McCartney), No. C082282, 07/11/2017, unpublished. Facts: Jonathon McCartney worked as a deputy sheriff for the County of Sacramento. Doctors diagnosed him with actinic keratosis in October 2013. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, actinic keratosis skin lesions form when the skin is badly damaged by ultraviolet rays. The condition is considered precancerous...

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