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Case No. 18-0194

Izudin Dubinovic
v.
Des Moines Public Schools

Appellant

Izudin Dubinovic

Appellee

Des Moines Public Schools

Attorneys for Appellant

Mark S. Soldat

Attorneys for Appellee

Anne L. Clark

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0194
Date Published:
May 15, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Paul D. Scott, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Tabor, J., takes no part.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            Izudin Dubinovic appeals the district court judicial review decision affirming the final agency action of the worker’s compensation commissioner, contending: (1) the supreme court erred in adopting a legal causation standard in cases involving a purely mental injury, and the district court erred in affirming the commissioner’s application of the standard, and (2) the commissioner should have applied a modified standard applicable to mental injuries arising from sudden traumatic events.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the commissioner’s denial of Dubinovic’s claim for medical benefits.

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