Docket No. 120996, Calendar No. 10.

666 N.W.2d 199 (2003)

E. Wayne RAKESTRAW, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. GENERAL DYNAMICS LAND SYSTEMS, INC., Defendant-Appellant.

Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided July 30, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Libner, VanLeuven, Evans, Portenga & Slater, P.C. by John A. Braden, Muskegon, for the plaintiff-appellee.

Martin L. Critchell, Detroit, for the defendant-appellant.

Gerald M. Marcinkoski, Birmingham, for the Michigan Self-Insurers' Association and the Michigan Manufacturers' Association, amici curiae.

Daryl Royal Dearborn, for the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, amicus curiae.


Plaintiff sought, and the magistrate awarded, benefits under the Worker's Disability Compensation Act, M.C.L. § 418.301 et seq., on the basis of aggravation of the symptoms of a nonwork-related condition. We hold that a claimant attempting to establish a compensable, work-related1 injury must prove that the injury is medically distinguishable from a preexisting nonwork...

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