McCoy v. Pasco County School Board and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.

Prexisting conditions and major contributing cause litigation.

more+
less-

A claimant underwent treatment for low back pain, which included diagnostic MRI reports. While undergoing treatment for her previous pain complaints, she was involved in a work accident. While trying to break up a fight between two students, she was thrown against a wall. A door was open against the wall. Her low back collided with the extended doorknob, and wall. After suffering the impact from the accident, her lumbar pain drastically increased in severity, and differed in terms of the sensations she experienced. MRI studies taken after the accident showed a change in the condition of her lumbar spine vertebrae. I argued the changer in her condition was the injury suffered in connection with her employment. But for the work accident, she would not be experiencing the same degree of pain, nor would her treatment of intensified as it did after the accident. Therefore, the major contributing cause of her injury and need for treatment was her work accident. Decided in our favor.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Reference Info:Decision | State, 11th Circuit, Florida | United States


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Josh Stewart, Stewart and Stewart, P.A. | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

more+
less-

Stewart and Stewart, P.A. on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×
Loading...
×
×