Fonseca v. Fred Meyer Stores, 043019 AKWC, 19-0054
|Docket Nº:||AWCB Decision 19-0054|
|Case Date:||April 30, 2019|
1) On September 30, 2017, while working for Employer as a liquor store clerk, Employee injured his right arm, right elbow, right shoulder, and neck, when he tripped over a display and fell. (First Report of Injury, October 5, 2017; Employer brief).
2) On October 13, 2017, magnetic resonance imaging revealed severe uncinate spurring in the cervical spine on the right at C5-6 and C6-7, which correlated to radicular symptoms on the right side. It also showed a mild abutment of the spinal cord at C4-5 without abnormal cord signal or severe canal stenosis at any level. (Marc Beck, M.D., report, October 13, 2017).
3) On December 28, 2017, Christopher Manion, M.D., performed arthroscopic surgery on Employee’s right shoulder. (Operative report, January 4, 2018).
4) On March 22, 2018, because Employee had missed 90 consecutive days from work, RBAD assigned a specialist for reemployment benefits eligibility evaluation. (Referral letter, March 22, 2018).
5) On June 14, 2018, at Dr. Manion’s referral, Sean Taylor, M.D., a physiatrist, saw Employee and conducted electromyographic studies. He reported evidence of mild median nerve entrapment at the right wrist, but no evidence of ulnar nerve entrapment, mononeuropathy of the right radial nerve, cervical radiculopathy, brachial plexopathy, myopathy, or peripheral polyneuropathy in the right upper extremity. Dr. Taylor recommended a right C7 to T1 interlaminar epidural steroid injection. (Taylor report, June 14, 2018).
6) On June 21, 2018, at Dr. Manion’s referral, Owen Ala, M.D., a hand, wrist, and elbow specialist, saw Employee and opined he had normal strength and range of motion in the right upper extremity and did not appear to have a ligamentous, tendinous, or bone injury. Dr. Ala...
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