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Workers’ Compensation – Back Injury – Pre-existing Condition – Aggravation Claim – Insufficient Evidence (access required)

Holding: Although plaintiff’s neurosurgeon opined that a workplace incident had aggravated plaintiff’s pre-existing back condition, since the only basis for the neurosurgeon’s opinion was plaintiff’s account of the injury and his resulting pain, the neurosurgeon did not express an independent, objective medical opinion that plaintiff’s alleged injury likely caused or contributed to plaintiff’s back condition. We ...

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