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CNA Lifting Patient Suffers Back Strain

A 30-year-old hospital worker injured her lumbar spine while transporting a patient by wheelchair. She was referred for physical therapy and advised to take prescribed pain medications. She attended physical therapy for 4 months and was placed on a light duty restriction at work for 5 months. She thereafter returned to work full duty. This case settled for a 3% loss of use of man as a whole ($4,290.00) together with payment of any outstanding and related medical bill.

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