Bailey v. State ex rel., Dep’t of Workforce Servs.

Vernon Bailey injured his neck and back while working as a custodial supervisor. The Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Division awarded benefits to Bailey. When Bailey’s symptoms did not improve, a neurosurgeon requested preauthorization for a recommended discectomy and fusion because of neck pain. The Division denied the request. After a hearing, the Medical Commission upheld the Division’s denial of benefits for Bailey’s surgical spine issues. The district court affirmed the Medical Commission. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that substantial evidence existed to support the Medical Commission’s decision to deny Bailey further benefits for his cervical spine injury. View "Bailey v. State ex rel., Dep’t of Workforce Servs." on Justia Law