Monday, August 04, 2008

Just in Case You Wondered Why Work Comp Premiums Are so High....

An Oregon appeals court ruled that the employer of a man who tore his meniscus in 1976 must pay for gastric bypass surgery that the man had in 2001.

Edward Sprague tore up his knee in 1976, when he weighed 225 pounds. He re-injured it in the late '90's. In 2001, now at a weight of 350 pounds, he had gastric bypass surgery. The court ruled that because losing weight was essential to the treatment of his knee, that the employer is liable for payment.

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