Trial Practice Cases: Medical Evidence / Testimony / Exam — Expert Required (Court of Appeals)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Court of Appeals)

Trial Practice: Medical Evidence / Testimony / Exam — Expert Required

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George v. Miracle Solutions, Inc. (7/27/09)

Trial court properly granted summary judgment against injured worker who failed to provide expert medical testimony to support workers’ compensation claim which involved question of causal connection which was beyond knowledge of lay witnesses or jury.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Gwin
Appellate District: 5

Jacobs v. Shearer’s Foods (9/24/18)

Competent expert medical testimony required to establish proximate cause linking claimed additional allowances to allowed condition.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Wise
Appellate District:

Jefferson v. CareWorks of Ohio, Ltd. (4/21/11)

Medical testimony is necessary where injuries are “internal and elusive.”

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

Wright v. Columbus (2/21/06)

Expert medical testimony is required where an injury is internal and elusive in nature and unaccompanied by any observable external evidence.

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