McKeen v. Healthsouth Corp.
Arch Insurance Company
July 11, 2019
CategoriesCompensability Mental Stress Injury Medical Evidence Compensability Medical Evidence Mental Stress Injury
Heart attack work-related stress
Summary from the Troubh Heisler Attorneys
AD affirmed Judge Stovall’s decision adopting Dr. Teufel’s §312 IME opinion that Ms. McKeen’s heart attack at work was causally related to her stressful nursing job. Although HealthSouth’s §207 examiner Dr. Wiseman opined otherwise, and Dr. Teufel admitted the precise cause was “unknowable,” his opinion that work causation was “more likely than not” adequately supported the award of benefits.