Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 14
  • Sep
  • 2009

INDIANA EMPLOYER FORCED TO PAY FOR OBESITY SURGERY

The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that an employer must pay for weight-loss surgery for an obese worker to ensure the success of another operation for a back injury he suffered at work. According to the plaintiff’s attorney in that case, courts in Ohio, California, Oregon, Florida and South Dakota have reached similar decisions. The most recent was in Oregon where the Supreme Court ruled that workers' compensation insurance was responsible for gastric bypass surgery to ensure that a man's knee replacement surgery was effective.

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