A deeply divided Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that testimony by two doctors was enough to prove that a workers' compensation claimant was feigning symptoms. The dissenting opinion said the ruling would open the floodgates for "unending litigation." The majority upheld a workers' compensation judge's decision to terminate the claimant's benefits. The judge also noted that during a hearing the claimant demonstrated apparent balance problems only when he was aware the judge was watching him.
Doctors' Testimony Enough to Prove Workers' Comp Claimant Faking
The Legal Intelligencer
October 27, 2008