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Worker’s Compensation

CHARLISSA C. CRENSHAW v. HOME DEPOT, et al.

Worker’s compensation — Medical records — Need to authenticate We are asked to determine whether the Circuit Court for Howard County erred when it modified Charlissa Crenshaw’s award from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (“Commission”). Read the opinion here:

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MANUEL D. RIVERA v. UNO RESTAURANTS, INC. ET AL.

Workers’ compensation — Motion to suppress evidence — Proceedings before Maryland Board of Physicians This appeal had its origin in a workers’ compensation case brought by appellant, Manuel Rivera (hereinafter “Rivera”), against Rivera’s employer, Uno Restaurants, Inc., and Uno’s insurer, ...

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JAMES GAINES v. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND

Workers’ compensation — Application to reopen case — Timeliness James Gaines, the appellant, challenges a decision of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County granting summary judgment in favor of Montgomery County (“the County”), the appellee, and reversing a decision of ...

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SHERRY EVANS v. CITY OF ROCKVILLE, ET AL.

Worker's compensation -- Medical testimony -- Scope of permitted testimony After an injury on her job on January 5, 2009, appellant, Sherry Evans, filed for temporary disability workers’ compensation benefits from her employer, appellee, City of Rockville (“City”), with the Workers’ Compensation Commission (“Commission”). Evans received temporary total disability benefits from January 6, 2009, to May 12, 2011, and from August 10, 2011, to August 22, 2012. Evans applied for permanent total disability benefits with the Commission and impleaded appellee, Subsequent Injury Fund (“SIF”), alleging that her disability was substantially greater because of the combined effects of a previous injury and the subsequent injury of January 5, 2009. On September 4, 2013, the Commission issued an award, determining that Evans sustained, under “Other Cases,” a 40 percent industrial loss of use of the body, 20 percent as a result of the accidental injury (lower back), and 20 percent due to a pre-existing condition. Evans appealed the Commission’s findings to the Circuit Court for Montgomery County and demanded a jury trial. At the conclusion of a three-day jury trial, on June 4, 2014, the jury affirmed the Commission’s decision. Evans appealed and presents two issues: 1. Did the trial court err in allowing expert medical testimony that Ms. Evans did not suffer an injury on January 5, 2009? 2. Did the trial court err in submitting

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