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Firm Wins $1.68 Million for Injured Worker Who Suffered Stroke at Home

Friday, February 7, 2020 | 256 | 0 | 17 min read

A Charleston machinist in his mid-50s had a history of coronary artery disease. He suffered a massive stroke at home two weeks after rotator cuff surgery, almost a year after the injury. Yet the man was recently awarded $1.68 million through workers' compensation mediation, a significant award by any measure, said the claimants' attorney in the case, David Pearlman, of the Steinberg Law Firm in Charleston. “We were able to tie the stroke to the lack of treatment as a consequence of his shoulder surgery,” Pearlman said. The mediation is bound by a confi...

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