ROBIN TERRY (Raleigh) prevailed in a claim wherein Plaintiff sought a computerized prosthetic leg replacement. Plaintiff had lost his left leg 24 years before. In 2008, Plaintiff sustained a compensable low back injury and claimed physiologic changes from the low back injury caused Plaintiff to need a new computerized prosthetic leg. Defendants provided a replacement socket but argued that Plaintiff was not entitled to replacement of the entire prosthetic since Plaintiff had previously been compensated for the leg, had been prescribed a replacement prior to his low back injury and had the means to purchase same without contribution by the workers’ compensation carrier.
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