Furnell Peaks v. Duke University: Plaintiff sustained a compensable injury to his right knee on May 12, 1998. Defendant accepted liability for this claim and provided indemnity and medical compensation. On February 9, 2006, Plaintiff fell at home injuring his right wrist. Plaintiff alleged that his fall was caused by his right knee giving out and therefore was a compensable consequence of the original work injury. Defendants denied liability for the wrist injury. Deputy Commissioner Baddour found Plaintiff failed to prove that his fall on February 9, 2006 was caused by or was a direct and natural result of the original compensable injury on May 12, 1998.
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