Washington Panel Affirms Order Denying Surgery In Row Over Workers’ Comp Benefits

(October 11, 2023, 9:34 AM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A Washington state appellate court affirmed a lower court order upholding the state Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals’ (BIA) reversal of a Washington Department of Labor (DOL) decision to authorize and pay for surgery related to a man’s purported workplace injury, ruling that the lower court “did not exceed the scope of its review” when entering findings related to the man’s willful misrepresentation....

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