In re Worker's Compensation Claim of StevensAnnotate this Case
In October 2010, Appellant slipped and fell down a flight of stairs outside of her workplace. In January 2011, Appellant was diagnosed with avascular necrosis (AVN) in the femoral head of her right hip. Eventually, the femoral head on her right hip collapsed due to the AVN progression, and in December 2011 Appellant received a total right hip replacement. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Workers’ Safety and Compensation Division denied Appellant’s claim for medical treatment of the AVN, concluding that Appellant’s October 2010 fall did not cause her to then develop AVN. After a contested case hearing, the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) agreed and denied benefits. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the OAH’s findings of fact and conclusions of law were supported by substantial evidence and were in accordance with the law.