Indiana income member Kirsten Kaiser Kus recently secured a fully favorable decision for a large tarp systems manufacturer.
Plaintiff alleged that he became seriously injured while moving a large 300 lb bulkhead in the course of employment. Plaintiff underwent an emergency L4-5 microdiscectomy and lumbar fusion at L4-5 with pedicle screw fixation. Plaintiff claimed he was permanently and totally disabled and unable to work as a result of these injuries, making the claim value over $400,000.
Throughout the course of the claim, Kirsten uncovered a lengthy history of pre-accident back problems with multiple hospital admissions. Kirsten highlighted the inconsistences and Plaintiff’s lack of credibility between his pleadings, discovery answers and deposition testimony. She was also able to present a credible expert medical opinion that Plaintiff’s medical condition was not caused by his alleged work injury.
Indianapolis Hearing Member Parsons ruled that the weight of the credible evidence did not preponderate in favor of Plaintiff and Plaintiff received zero benefits.
This is the 7th zero benefit win that Bryce Downey & Lenkov attorneys have secured this year.