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In re: John Doe (client wishes to remain anonymous)

Practice Area: Workers Compensation

Outcome: Medical necessity and causal relation was not decided based on cost effectiveness alone

Description: Case having precedent setting value deciding in favor of Workers' Compensation litigant where the defense interests attempted to force the injured worker to undergo spinal fusion surgery as a cheaper alternative to multi level disc replacement using a devise which was FDA approved only based on studies showing single disc level outcomes, the finding being that where an injured worker is forced to such dire choices, medical necessity will consider the injured worker's own surgical preference.

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