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Barbara Brunkhorst v. Andrews Knitting Mills

September 30, 2015  |   By Scott F. Johnson, Caselaw Updates  

Barbara Brunkhorst v. Andrews Knitting Mills, No. WC14-5683 (September 25, 2014) The employee sustained an admitted low back injury in early 2001 when she tripped and fell against a filing cabinet striking her low back.  The employee had a known history of degenerative disc disease after a series of injections and surgical intervention.  The employee’s treating doctors started the employee on a...

Kristopher Ouellette v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

October 21, 2014  |   By Scott F. Johnson, Caselaw Updates  

Kristopher Ouellette v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. WC14-5714 (October 21, 2014) The employee sustained an injury to his left foot during his employment with Wal-Mart.  Continued treatment lead to a diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome.  The employee had a spinal cord stimulator implanted after which the employee reported an inability to walk.  Upon removal of the spinal cord stimulator, an...

Allison Weigand v. Independent School District #2342

September 23, 2014  |   By Scott F. Johnson, Caselaw Updates  

Allison Weigand v. Independent School District #2342, No. WC14-5707 (September 23, 2014) In this case, the employee was at work and slipped and fell while stepping from the employer’s parking lot to the sidewalk.  The employee experienced pain in her right hand, the right side of her neck, and her buttock.  The employee was taken off work for two months and returned to work with restrictions. ...

Jerad Casper v. City of Fergus Falls

September 09, 2014  |   By Scott F. Johnson, Caselaw Updates  

Jerad Casper v. City of Fergus Falls, No. WC14-5674 (September 9, 2014) In 2004, the employee sustained a work-related low back injury.  The employee was paid 10% permanent partial disability.  In 2007, the employee began developing urinary problems including incontinence and dysfunctional bladder.  A subsequent MRI found a lumbar lateral disc protrusion.  The employee’s treating doctor opined...