1997 PDRS incontinence (California)

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1997 PDRS incontinence (California)

Postby denyse on Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:01 am

Ready access to a restroom. Ever seen that rated? Fail back surgery, but no spinal cord injury or paralysis.
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Re: 1997 PDRS incontinence (California)

Postby LawAdvocate on Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:44 am

All the time. Ready to access to the restroom per the DEU is a 30% standard for any body part causing the incontinentance. Generally rated as a 13.2
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Re: 1997 PDRS incontinence (California)

Postby denyse on Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:56 am

I found this on the WCC calculator:

13.2 Intestinal - Immediate access to a restroom - 25%

I think this come from DEU archives. It would appeaar duplication is greater than simple compaction. For example, Sedentary (70%) and use of cane (40%) is rated at 75%. Far greater duplication than your straight compaction (100% the greater, 50% the lesser). I suppose an argument can be made that use of cane (40%) is worse than ready access (25%), or at least the same. This is one body part (spine), not two. The urological issue is derivative of the spine injury. No injury to abdominal (13.2). This should be a straight 12.1. compaction with an argument for greater duplication than your basic 50% (off lesser).
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