The Ft. Lauderdale workers compensation case of Darryl Young v. Patriot Transportation concerned the major contributing cause (MCC) of a knee injury. The claimant was authorized medical care for a right knee injury, but later also petitioned for compensation for his left knee.
The E/C contested this claim, stating that the accident of the right knee was not related to the condition of the claimant’s left knee.
The claimant argued that the right knee injury had aggravated a pre-existing condition in his left knee due to overuse. This argument was rejected, as neither the claimant or their physician could provide substantial medical evidence that this was true.