Green-Brown v. Sealand Servs. Inc., No. 08-1236 - U.S. Fourth Circuit
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Green-Brown v. Sealand Servs. Inc., No. 08-1236

Plaintiff's petition for review of a decision of the Benefits Review Board of the US Department of Labor, affirming an ALJ's decision that awarded hearing loss compensation to plaintiff under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) based on an audiogram that did not comply with the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA Guides), is granted and reversed because section 908(c)(13)(E) of the LHWCA mandates that hearing loss compensation be based on hearing loss determinations made in accordance with the AMA Guides. 

Read Green-Brown v. Sealand Servs. Inc., No. 08-1236

Appellate Information

Argued: September 22, 2009

Decided: October 29, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Michael

Counsel

For Appellant: Gregory Edward Camden, Montagna, Klein, Camden, LLP

For Appellee:  Patrick Michael Brogan, Davey & Brogan PC.