Standard Rating pre-2005 (California)

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Standard Rating pre-2005 (California)

Postby rosellavera on Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:22 pm

I have a right (major) hand extremity injury that the AME gives PD as follows: "applicant lost approximately 80% of his strength with respect to his right hand, and 80% of his capacity for finger dexterity and manipulation". What is the standard rating for this. Thank you.
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Re: Standard Rating pre-2005 (California)

Postby zacko1 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:10 pm

I believe that a 75% loss of strength and dexterity is a 40 standard for just one upper extremity, 70 standard for both.
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Re: Standard Rating pre-2005 (California)

Postby denyse on Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:38 pm

I concur.
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Re: Standard Rating pre-2005 (California)

Postby ama andy on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:18 pm

Is there a rationale behind the 40 standard for one arm and 70 standard for two?
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Re: Standard Rating pre-2005 (California)

Postby denyse on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:54 am

Good point. This comes from the proposed, but never codified UE Guidelines (circa 1994). Ironically the 50% loss is 25-50, while the 25% loss is 13-25.

As this is non-schedule, this is subject to debate.

Query: If it is not schedule, can one also argue that the PDRS is presumed correct and that one needs to use the objective/subjective index? No AG2 for 1997 PDRS. Just saying.
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