MARILYN BROWN vs. STOCKTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, Permissibly Self-Insured

& ADJ3345916 (STK0206262)This case is about Marilyn Brown, an instructional assistant who sustained an admitted industrial injury to her back, spine, and bilateral lower extremities on March 12, 2003. The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board denied her petition for reconsideration of a Findings of Fact and Orders issued by a workers' compensation administrative law judge on May 9, 2012, which found that the injury did not cause any compensable permanent disability or need for further medical treatment.

STOCKTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, Permissibly Self-Insured MARILYN BROWN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIAMARILYN BROWN, Applicant,vs.STOCKTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, PermissiblySelf-Insured, Defendant.Case Nos. ADJ1907012 (STK 0206261)ADJ3345916 (STK 0206262)OPINION AND ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION            Applicant seeks reconsideration of a Findings of Fact and Orders issued by a workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) on May 9, 2012. As relevant to the instant petition for reconsideration, in the Findings of Fact and Orders, the WCJ found that, while employed as an instructional assistant on March 12, 2003 in case ADJ19070121, applicant sustained admitted industrial injury to her back, spine, and bilateral lower extremities which did not cause any compensable permanent disability or need for further medical treatment.2            Applicant contends that the WCJ erred in finding that the injury in case ADJ1907012 did not cause compensable permanent disability, arguing that the July 22, 2009 report of qualified medical evaluator orthopedist Robert K. Henrichsen, M.D., who the WCJ relied upon with regard to permanent disability and apportionment, did not constitute substantial medical evidence, and should not have been followed. The applicant’s petition fails to make any specific references to the evidentiary record as 1 The decision also contained a finding that applicant did not sustain industrial injury to her back, spine, bilateral lower extremities, or internal systems during a cumulative period ending on September 20, 2006 as alleged in case AD13345916. The applicant’s petition for reconsideration does not raise any issues regarding the WCJ’s findings in case ADJ3345916.2 It was found that the injury had caused temporary disability corresponding to the period September 4, 2003 to January 5, 2004, but that the defendant had already adequately compensated the applicant. , required by Appeals Board Rule 10842(b

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