Definitions As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. These expenses include, but are not limited to, insurance copayments and deductibles, reasonable and necessary costs for orthodontia, dental treatment, eye care, eyeglasses, prescriptions, asthma treatment, physical therapy, chronic health problems and professional counseling or psychiatric therapy for diagnosed mental disorders. Gross income includes income from an ongoing source, including, but not limited to, salaries, wages, commissions, royalties, bonuses, dividends, severance pay, pensions, interest, trust funds, annuities, capital gains, social security benefits, disability insurance benefits, prizes, workers' compensation benefits, spousal support actually received pursuant to a preexisting order from a spouse who is not the parent of the child for whom support is being determined and educational grants, fellowships or subsidies that are available for personal living expenses. Gross income does not include child support or permanency guardianship subsidies received by either party for children other than the child for whom support is being determined.
Opinion of the Court by Kapsner, Justice. BoxFargo, NDfor appellant. We reverse the judgments and reinstate WSI's order denying benefits, concluding the decision of the ALJ affirming the decision of WSI is supported by a preponderance of the evidence, WSI adequately established that Albright's treating physicians' opinions were inconsistent with other substantial record evidence under N.
Albright testified that as she stood up, she felt extreme pain in her back. Albright worked Ruby incurred substantial medical expenses various positions at Smurfit, and inshe began working as a forklift operator. Her job as a forklift operator was physically demanding, she testified, because loading, transporting, and unloading items caused significant jarring and bouncing, and the forklift had little or no suspension.
Albright also testified that once a load was secured on the front of the forklift, it was dangerous to drive forward because the load blocked her view; as a result, she delivered loads in reverse, causing her to rotate her trunk approximately degrees as she maneuvered the forklift.
Albright asserts the trunk rotation and jarring and bouncing took a toll on her back. InAlbright treated with a physician's assistant, Heidi Olson-Fitzgerald, for acute onset of low back pain after she bent over to pick up some towels. Olson-Fitzgerald assessed Albright with: Low back pain with left L5-S1 radicular symptoms; 2.
Degenerative disk disease L5-S1; and 3. Degenerative cervical disk disease C3 through C7. An MRI was performed in Novemberwhich was summarized as showing "[m]ultilevel degenerative disease with broad-based disk changes at several levels, most prominent at L Please correlate as to a possible right C6 radiculopathy.
InAlbright began treating with Dr. Marc Eichler, a neurosurgeon. Eichler operated on Albright's neck, performing a corpectomy for spinal cord compression with bilateral C5-C6 and C6-C7 foraminotomies for decompression of the C6-C7 roots. She was treated at an emergency room.
On July 23,Dr. Eichler performed his second surgery on Albright's spine. This surgery consisted of "an L facetectomy on the right for removal of the intraforaminal disk herniation and decompression of right L1 nerve root, and.
Eichler noted Albright had mild lumbar spondylosis with a high intensity at L3-L4, and other disk bulges at L, L, and L Gregory Peterson, a WSI medical consultant, review Albright's current and prior medical records to see if her claimed injury was work related.
Peterson noted Albright has an "extensive prior history of cervical and lumbar spine problems" as the "MRI shows multi-level lumbar [degenerative disk disease]" and a large right L1 disk protrusion.
Peterson opined Albright had preexisting symptomatic multi-level degenerative disk disease, and "[h]er condition was made symptomatic by her performing the trivial act of bending. Peterson noted his opinion has a "significant exploitable weakness," because if he defined her condition as L1 disk herniation rather than degenerative disk disease, he would not be able to demonstrate that specific condition as preexisting.
Charles Burton, a neurosurgeon, conducted an independent medical records review of Albright's case. Burton opined that Albright's "well-documented multilevel degenerative disk pathology and multilevel segmental dysfunction" contributed to her June 8,incident.
He further opined that the incident did not substantially accelerate Albright's preexisting condition because the herniation could have happened at any time or place. Burton stated Albright's underlying condition served to increase the likelihood of "mechanical" injuries, which are incurred from routine activities such as leaning forward, twisting, and standing up.
Burton, Albright's "past history contains many examples of. Burton concluded Albright's bending action on June 8,was "the straw that broke the camel's back. Eichler to see if he agreed with Dr. In OctoberDr. Eichler responded, indicating he was not in complete agreement with Dr.
Albright requested reconsideration, and WSI denied her request. WSI's claim denial stated: At the hearing, Albright testified that while she previously had back problems, she has not had problems in the L1-L2 area.
In support of her benefit claim, Albright presented documentary evidence consisting of letters from Olson-Fitzgerald, Dr.On the other hand, if you incur substantial health costs for standard medical care, the High-Deductible Health Plan required to open an HSA might not be the right choice for you.
Ruby incurred substantial medical expenses ($32,) and real estate taxes on her residence ($8,). Because she did not have the funds to pay these expenses, she asked her mother, Susan, to help her out.
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