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After repeated defense successes limiting repeat RFA treatments before Judge Susie Morgan of the Eastern District (see Brandner and Brooks), plaintiffs strike a blow for ablations for life in the Western District. In Tyson v. National Specialty Ins. Co., 5:17-cv-01427 (USDC-WDLA 06/29/20), Judge Elizabeth Foote distinguished the Brandner decision specifically for lacking the medical evidence presented to her in the form of the International Spine Intervention Society's "Practice Guidelines for Spinal Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures" (attached below).
Posted: July 1, 2020