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Ward v. University of Notre Dame

Court of Appeals of Indiana

January 22, 2015

SIN-MI WARD, Appellant-Plaintiff,
v.
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, Appellee-Defendant

Page 173

APPEAL FROM THE WORKER'S COMPENSATION BOARD. The Honorable Linda P. Hamilton, Chairman. The Honorable A. James Sarkisian, Hearing Member. Application No. C-205644.

ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: WILLIAM A. RAMSEY, Murphy Ice LLP, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: KEVIN W. KEARNEY, Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros LLP, South Bend, Indiana.

SHARPNACK, Senior Judge. MATHIAS, J., and BROWN, J., concur.

OPINION

Page 174

SHARPNACK, Senior Judge

STATEMENT OF THE CASE

Sin-Mi Ward appeals from an order of the Worker's Compensation Board (" the Full Board" ) deciding her application for adjustment of claim against the University of Notre Dame (" Notre Dame" ) for disability benefits arising from a work related injury. The Full Board adopted the findings and decision of the single hearing member awarding Ward permanent partial impairment (" PPI" ) benefits after finding that she had reached maximum medical improvement from her injury.

We affirm.

ISSUES

Ward presents the following issues for our review:

I. Whether the Full Board improperly considered an Independent Medical Examination (" IME" ) report of a physician who described Ward as " Oriental" in the report.
II. Whether there is sufficient evidence to support the findings and conclusions of the Full Board.
III. Whether the Full Board correctly found that Notre Dame was not required to reimburse Ward for ...

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