TROY S. ALEXANDER V. NGMCO, LLC A/K/A GENERAL MOTORS, LLC - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 2, 2017

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jason A. Lee and Seth B. Wilson, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, NGMCO, LLC, a/k/a General Motors, LLC.

Attorneys 2:

Rocky McElhaney and Justin Hight, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Troy S. Alexander.

Judge(s): KIRBY

The employee worked for the predecessor to the defendant employer for many years and developed carpal tunnel syndrome. The previous employer underwent bankruptcy, and the defendant became the employee’s new employer. After the employee developed more severe symptoms, he filed a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. The employer initially paid employee temporary total disability benefits but denied employee’s later claim for additional benefits, taking the position that the employee’s symptoms were caused by pre-existing medical conditions. At trial, both sides presented expert medical testimony. The trial court held in favor of the employee and awarded benefits. The employer now appeals, and the appeal has been referred to the Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 51. We affirm.

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