Work-Related Arthritis

An employee with severe arthritis believed that her repetitive work duties had caused her to be disabled from work due to severe arthritis in both hands. After several rounds of litigation with the employer disputing the repetitive and physically demanding work that the Claimant had been performing for the employer for the last fifteen years, and medical testimony from an insurance company doctor indicating that the work duties had no impact on the arthritic degeneration in her hands, the employer offered to settle the case for $140,000.