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Miner Doesn't Get Benefits for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 0

A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a miner was not entitled to benefits for his cubital tunnel syndrome, since he failed to prove the condition was caused by his work. Case: Gentry v. Pinnacle Mining Co. LLC, No. 20-0046, 03/19/2021, published. Facts: Richard B. Gentry worked for Pinnacle Mining Co. LLC. He allegedly developed bilateral cubital tunnel syndrome in the course of and resulting from his employment as a coal miner. Gentry received treatment from Michael Kominsky, a chiropractor, who diagnosed an ulnar right nerve lesion as a result of an occupational disease. Gentr...

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