Medical Evidence: Subjective Complaints of Pain

Barnhart v. Liberty Northwest Ins. Corp. [09/13/16] 2016 MTWCC 12 Where the claimant’s subjective complaints of increased pain and other symptoms were consistent with the objective medical findings, no issue existed, as it had in Ford v. Sentry Cas. Co., regarding a lack of correlation between the claimant’s subjective complaints and the objective medical findings.

Ford v. Sentry Casualty Co. [07/20/11] 2011 MTWCC 19 Where Petitioner’s subjective complaints of pain did not correlate with the objective medical findings regarding his cervical disk condition, the Court concluded that a proposed surgery would be unlikely to address Petitioner’s ongoing complaints.