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Workers' Comp – Spinal Condition – Conflicting Medical Opinions – Rejecting Treating Physician's Opinion (access required)

Although the treating osteopathic physician concluded that plaintiff's back condition was causally related to a workplace accident, the commission was free to reject this opinion and adopt the contrary opinion of a neurosurgeon acting as an independent medical examiner as a ground for denying benefits. A treating osteopathic physician concluded that claimant's disc degeneration, which necessitated ...