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Metro Machine Corporation v. DOWCP, 15-2525

In a petition for review of an order of the Benefits Review Board affirming decisions of an ALJ granting a claim for medical benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. section 907, the petition is denied where: 1) the only error the ALJ committed was in failing to apply the 'naturally or unavoidably results' standard to the fracture claim; and 2) remand for application of that standard would be a futile exercise, given that there was no issue presented regarding avoidability.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2017/01/20

Judges

  • TRAXLER

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

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