Medical Cases: Treatment (Court of Appeals)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Court of Appeals)

Medical: Treatment

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Almendinger, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (11/19/13)

Doctor’s opinion that requested medical treatment was not necessary to treat allowed condition supported Commission’s denial of treatment.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Connor
Appellate District: 10

Cassens Transport Co., State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (10/18/12)

Commission properly authorized surgery independently necessary to treat allowed condition even though non-allowed condition also contributed to need for surgery.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Sadler
Appellate District: 10

Navistar Internatl. Transp. Corp., State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (6/28/05)

Where physical therapy is medically necessary, and satisfies three-part Miller test, Commission did not abuse discretion in approving physical therapy; there is no provision requiring injured worker to only undergo physical therapy at self-insurer’s facility.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge French
Appellate District: 10

Wal-Mart Stores, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (3/31/05)

Provision of O.A.C. 4123-19-03(K)(5) regarding a self-insured employer’s duty to approve or deny medical treatment within 10 days of receipt of a request for treatment requires that the request be provided by the employee (or the employee’s agent or doctor) to the self-insurer.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Klatt
Appellate District: 10