Case Conclusion Date:October 21, 2011
Practice Area:Workers Compensation
Outcome:Court of Appeals summarily affirmed the ALJ's decision ordering the worker's comp. carrier to pay for the four level cervical fusion in an unpublished opinion.
Description:Client injured neck at work. Surgeon stated client needed a four level cervical fusion, and worker's comp. carrier denied the claim. Administrative hearing held, with the ALJ finding the neck injury was work related and ordered the comp. carrier to pay for the four level cervical fusion. Client was successful on all appeals the comp. carrier made to the L.I.R.C., Circuit Court and Court of Appeals.