SUE CROSS v. R & R LUMBER COMPANY, INC. - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 26, 2012

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Lee Anne Murray, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, R & R Lumber Company, Inc.

Attorneys 2:

Sam G. Smith, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Sue Cross.

Judge(s): WADE

A lumber company employee with a history of heart bypass surgery died suddenly at a job site. After learning that the employee’s work activities could have triggered an arrhythmia or myocardial infarction, the widow filed suit for workers’ compensation benefits. The treating cardiologist of the employee concluded that his physical activities on the job contributed to his death, while a cardiologist who examined the medical records disagreed. The trial court awarded benefits, and the employer appealed. Pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 51, the appeal has been referred to a special workers’ compensation appeals panel for a hearing and a report of findings of fact and conclusions of law. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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