No. C8-00-1644.

627 N.W.2d 89 (2001)

James PELOWSKI, Relator, v. K-MART CORPORATION, Self-Insured/IHDS of Michigan, Ltd., Respondents.

Supreme Court of Minnesota.

June 7, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Timothy J. McCoy, McCoy, Peterson, Jorstad & Brabbit, Ltd., Minneapolis, for Employee-Relator.

Lee J. Keller, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., Minneapolis, for Employer-Respondents.

Considered and decided by the court en banc without oral argument.



The relator, James A. Pelowski, challenges a compensation judge's denial of his claim for medical benefits for back surgery and the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals' affirmance of that denial. We affirm.

On January 7, 1997, Pelowski sustained a low back injury while employed by respondent K-Mart Corporation. He injured his back when he lifted a pallet off the floor...

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