Medical Conditions: Heart Attack

Petritz v. Montana State Fund [06/10/10] 2010 MTWCC 17 Although the Court concluded that the claimant suffered an “accident” as defined in § 39-71-119(2)(a), MCA, because the incident which occurred at work qualified as an unusual strain, the Court nonetheless concluded that the claimant’s myocardial infarction was not compensable because he did not meet the higher burden of § 39-71-119(5), MCA, where the medical evidence presented did not support a conclusion that, within a reasonable degree of medical certainty, his work-related activities were more than 50% responsible for his myocardial infarction.