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Blake v. State of Delaware, Del. Supr., No. 477, 2001, Veasy, C.J., (Mar. 12, 2002)

The Court held that a doctor's testimony that he was satisfied to a reasonable degree of medical certainty that a work accident accelerated the claimant's injury and his need for surgery, was sufficient evidence for the Board to infer that the accident proximately caused the surgery. The proper standard, correctly applied by the Board, is whether the surgery would have been required at that time but for the accident.


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