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Workers Compensation : Expert – Credibility

Where a doctor testified that work was the prevailing factor in a nurse’s injury and that surgical treatment was reasonable and necessary and another doctor testified with a contrary opinion, the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission was free to deem one doctor’s opinion more credible than the other and the doctor’s opinion constituted sufficient evidence to justify the award.

Judgment is affirmed.

Beatrice v. Curators of the University of Missouri (MLW No. 66753/Case No. WD76807 — 17 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Howard, J.) Appealed from the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission (Richard L. Montgomery Jr., Columbia, for appellant) (William D. Rotts, Columbia, for respondents).

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