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Comp claimant wins extra pain devices

A workers’ comp claimant whose “whole body hurt” after a crush injury to his foot won payment for additional interferential stimulators to manage his pain in a Sept. 26 decision by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. Richard D. Roache, who ...

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Litigant deserved higher legal fees (access required)

A litigant was shorted on his legal fees, prompting a reversal by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The high court said John Richard Harvey’s legal bill of $39,480.46 in fees and costs for his successful petition to have a conservator ...

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Summary Dispositions (access required)

The Court of Appeals has affirmed the following cases by summary disposition based on the reasoning of the lower tribunal. Rockingham Memorial Hospital v. Bailey, Record No. 0811-14-3, Sept. 9, 2014, upholding an award of workers’ comp benefits for claimant’s ...

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