MARY WHEETLEY v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 25, 2014

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Mary Wheetley, for the appellant, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Robert Cooper, Attorney General; William E. Young, Solicitor General; and Mary M. Bers, Senior Counsel, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): KOCH

This appeal involves a claim for workers’ compensation benefits filed by a nurse employed at the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute. The nurse filed a claim with the Tennessee Claims Commission because she believed that she had contracted tuberculosis when her hand came into contact with a patient’s blood. The claims commissioner dismissed the nurse’s claim on the basis that she failed to produce expert medical evidence that she had tuberculosis, and the nurse sought judicial review under Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 51. We affirm the judgment of the Claims Commission.

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