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Nurse Failed to Prove Change in Condition Sufficient to Reopen Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, October 12, 2018 | 129 | 0 | 27 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a nurse failed to carry her burden of proving a sufficient change in her condition to justify reopening her workers’ compensation claim. Case: Matter of Torres v St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, 10/11/2018, published. Facts and procedural history: Londa Torres worked as a nurse for St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. She established a workers’ compensation claim for her disabling bilateral carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes in 2008. Torres later expanded the scope of her claim to include neck and consequential right hand reflex sympathet...

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