Injury Cases: Stress-Caused (Court of Appeals)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Court of Appeals)

Injury: Stress-Caused

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Brown v. Admr., Bur. of Workers’ Comp. (11/19/02)

Evidence supported trial court’s finding that heart attack was not caused by emotional stress at work.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Shaw
Appellate District: 3

Johnson v. Cleveland Coca Cola Bottling Co. (2/3/05)

Jury can determine if stress suffered by employee at work was unusual, no expert testimony is needed on that issue; evidence was sufficient for jury to conclude that worker died due to aneurysm which ruptured as a result of greater stress at work than is usual for workers.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Celebrezze
Appellate District: 8

Whetstone v. Cleveland (10/27/05)

Trial court provided proper jury instruction regarding stress-caused heart attack.

Vote: 2-0, 1 concurs in judgment only
Opinion by: Judge Corrigan
Appellate District: 8