DONNA CALLINS v. NSK STEERING SYSTEMS AMERICA, INC. - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Dec 8, 2015

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jeffrey E. Nicoson, Ronald L. Harper (at trial and on appeal), and Brooks L. Yelverton (at trial) of Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, NSK Steering Systems America, Inc.

Attorneys 2:

Stephen F. Libby, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, Donna Callins.

Judge(s): CANTRELL

Employee aggravated a pre-existing asymptomatic condition in her shoulder while working for Employer and failed to make a meaningful return to work. The trial court found employee to be 100 percent disabled and awarded permanent total disability benefits. Employer appealed,1 arguing that the trial court erred in determining that employee sustained a compensable injury in the absence of anatomical change and in awarding employee permanent total disability benefits. After our review of the record, we affirm the trial court's judgment.

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