Moore v. Bell Senior Living The Industrial Commission gave several reasons, in addition to a defense witness’s possible reliance on an MSNBC.com article, for giving more weight to the opinion of plaintiff’s witness. We affirm the Commission’s award of benefits, including back surgery. Defense witness Dr. Lacin’s testimony can be read as indicating that he read about a spine study on MSNBC.com rather than going back to the source article in a professional journal. In addition, the Commission pointed to plaintiff’s witness Dr. Voos' significant history of treating plaintiff as compared to Dr. Lacin's single examination, as well as the bases for Dr. Lacin's opinion, which not only included the MSNBC.com article, but also Dr. Lacin's belief -- inconsistent with the Commission's findings of fact -- that there were no significant clinical findings in plaintiff's case. The Commission noted Dr. Lacin's incomplete review of plaintiff's medical records.
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