Physicians: Treating Physician: Diagnosis [Impression]

Alberts v. Transportation Insurance Co. [10/12/06] 2006 MTWCC 34 Where Respondent has not shown that the opinions of Petitioner’s treating physician, although differing from other doctors who have examined Petitioner or reviewed her case, are beyond the pale of reasonable medical judgment, the Court finds the diagnosis of the treating physician to be reasonable under the circumstances.

Hall v. State Compensation Insurance Fund [1/13/99] 1999 MTWCC 3 Once claimant's physical condition was accepted as an OD, WCC would not enter debate about whether the diagnosis of the condition was correct. Compensability does not turn on the validity of the diagnosis, but requires only that the claimant suffer an injury or disease of some sort and be disabled as a result.