Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Edward Allan Kaplan, Alexandria, for Richard J. Castille.
Terri Maderson Collins, Baton Rouge, for Leesville Lumber Company.
Before GUIDRY and LABORDE, JJ., and CULPEPPER, J. Pro Tem.
Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit.
The question is whether an employee unknowingly predisposed to disability by a rare medical condition can, after four years of working on the job without complaint, recover workers compensation benefits for objective symptoms arising suddenly from an identifiable event. We answer affirmatively, and affirm on this basis. Nonetheless, owing solely to the close legal question presented, we reverse the hearing officer's award of penalties and attorney...
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