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3rd DCA Set to Hear Arguments in Dispute Over PTD Determination

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Friday, September 7, 2018 | 1364 | 5 | 51 min read

California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal will hear arguments later this month about whether the opinion of an agreed medical evaluator is sufficient to support a finding that a worker with an impairment rating of less than 100% is nonetheless permanently and totally disabled. State Compensation Insurance Fund and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation argue that the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board erred when it determined Dean Fitzpatrick suffered a permanent and total disability as a result of a cumulative injury to his heart and psyche. The Califo...

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