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Employee injured during medical exam.(Law & Liability)

Thomason v. Contour Fabricators Inc., 662 N.W.2d 51 (Mich.App. 2003), Court of Appeals of Michigan, January 17, 2003.

PATRICIA THOMASON, AN EMPLOYEE of Contour Fabricators Inc., a Michigan company, suffered a disabling nerve injury when blood was drawn from her arm at work. The procedure was part of a medical examination required for Thomason to receive additional life-insurance benefits offered by the company.

When Thomason applied for workers' compensation benefits, Contour objected, arguing that her injury was not sustained in the course of her employment. The magistrate disagreed and concluded that Thomason was disabled and that she suffered an injury out of and in the course of her employment. …

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