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Comp Update: "Disease" v. "injury" (access required)

An ailing employee who sees a doctor may not care whether the doctor calls the employee's condition an "injury" or a "disease." But that distinction may be critical to the employee's lawyer, in light of the Virginia Supreme Court's decision last fall in Merillat Inds. v. Parks (VLW 093-6-125). Since Merillat, workers' compensation lawyers have been ...

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