Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fund benefits awarded for multiple sclerosis

Isaac v Barnes Jewish
June 20, 2017

The commission affirms a PPD award for SIF benefits to a 49-year old on the basis of prior hypercoagulability, multiple sclerosis, ankle and neck conditions.  Claimant had been awarded social security disability benefits solely on the basis of her MS. She testified regarding increased impairment from her balance, weakness and fatigue following the work injury.

The employer had settled prior to hearing on the basis of a slip and fall that produced injuries to her elbow and foot. 

ALJ Kohner
Experts:  Volarich, England