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1 The New Standard— Developing Medical Proof Regarding Causation James Tucker, Barrett Albritton, Patrick Cruise, Jeffery Boyd, Panelists Robert Davies, Moderator

2 (12) “Injury” and “personal injury”: (A) Mean and injury by accident, arising out of and in the course of employment, that causes either disablement or death of the employee; (i) An injury is “accidental” only if the injury is caused by a specific incident, or set of incidents, arising out of and in the course of employment, and is identifiable by time and place of occurrence; and (ii) The opinion of the physician, selected by the employee from the employer’s designated panel of physicians, pursuant to , shall be presumed correct on the issue of causation but said presumption shall be rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence. (B) Include a mental injury arising out of an in the course of employment; and (C) Do not include: (i) a disease in any form, except when the disease arises out of and in the course of employment; or (ii) Cumulative trauma conditions, hearing loss, carpal tunnel syndrome, or any other repetitive motion conditions unless such conditions arose primarily out of an in the course of employment; INJURY – UNTIL JULY 1, 2014 Text and your Questions to 22333

3 (13) “Injury” and “personal injury” mean an injury by accident, a mental injury, occupational disease including diseases of the heart, lung and hypertension, or cumulative trauma conditions including hearing loss, carpal tunnel syndrome or any other repetitive motion conditions, arising primarily out of and in the course and scope of employment, that causes death, disablement or the need for medical treatment of the employee; provided that: (A) An injury is “accidental” only if the injury is caused by a specific incident, or set of incidents, arising primarily out of an in the course and scope of employment, and is identifiable by time and place of occurrence, and shall not include the aggravation of a preexisting disease, condition or ailment unless it can be shown to a reasonable degree of medical certainty that the aggravation arose primarily out of an in the course and scope of employment.; (B) An injury “arises primarily out of an in the course and scope of employment” only if it has been shown by a preponderance of the evidence that the employment contributed more than fifty percent (50%) in causing the injury, considering all causes; (C) An injury cases death, disablement or the need for medical treatment only if it has been shown to a reasonable degree of medical certainty that it contributed more than fifty percent (50%) in causing the death, disablement or need for medical treatment, considering all causes; (D) “Shown to a reasonable degree of medical certainty” shall mean that, in the opinion of the physician, it is more likely than not considering all causes, as opposed to speculation or possibility; (E) The opinion of the treating physician, selected by the employee from the employer’s designated panel of physicians pursuant to (a)(3), shall be presumed correct on the issue of causation but this presumption shall be rebuttable by a preponderance of the evidence. INJURY – AFTER JULY 1, 2014

4 MENTAL INJURY – UNTIL JULY 1, (15) “Mental injury” means a loss of mental faculties or a mental behavioral disorder where the proximate cause is a compensable physical injury resulting in permanent disability, or an identifiable work- related event resulting in a sudden or unusual mental stimulus. A mental injury shall not include a psychological or psychiatric response due to the loss of employment or employment opportunities. MENTAL INJURY – AFTER JULY 1, – 102(16) “Mental injury” means a loss of mental faculties or a mental or behavioral disorder, arising primarily out of a compensable physical injury or an identifiable work related event resulting in a sudden or unusual stimulus, and shall not include a psychological or psychiatric response due to the loss of employment or employment opportunities. MENTAL INJURY Text and your Questions to 22333


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