An employee’s injury sustained when he suffered an idiopathic seizure at work, fell, and struck his head on the cement floor was compensable. Even though the employer denied liability for the injury, claiming that the employee had a preexisting seizure disorder that was unrelated to his employment, the court held the baker was injured while he was performing work duties for the benefit of his employer, a bakery, and he hit his head on the floor of the work area provided for him by his employer.
The appellant, as administratix of her daughter’s estate, brought a New Jersey medical malpractice and wrongful death action against the parties involved in her daughter’s health care that culminated in the daughter’s death. Although the appellant did not name the physician’s assistant as a defendant, the appeals court held that the trial court erred in not considering the care that the physician’s assistant provided in assessing the medical malpractice claim.
A workers’ compensation claimant was properly awarded a penalty and attorneys’ fees after the employer failed to reinstate benefits in reliance on old medical records rather than continuing to assess the claimant’s deteriorating condition and considering the evolving opinions of the employee’s physicians.