Workers’ Compensation – Change of Condition – Insufficient Showing – Hypertension – Anxiety & Depression – 2005 Back InjuryRollins v. Tyco Electronics Plaintiff’s only expert testimony came from a counselor who relied solely on plaintiff’s self-report to form her opinion that plaintiff’s current hypertension, anxiety and depression were causally related to his 2005 compensable back injury. Such evidence was insufficient, especially given that the counselor did not know that plaintiff’s hypertension pre-dated his compensable injury and that plaintiff was a long-time user of cannabis, which a medical doctor testified can cause anxiety and depression.
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Published: May 31, 2012
Time posted: 1:24 pm
Tags: 2005 Back Injury, Anxiety & Depression, Change of Condition, Hypertension, insufficient showing, Workers' Compensation