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APD 041731
September 7, 2004

APD 041731

September 7, 2004

This appeal arises pursuant to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001 et seq. (1989 Act). A contested case hearing was held on June 16, 2004. The hearing officer determined that the ______________, compensable injury of respondent (claimant) does extend to and include a small osteochondral lesion in the medial femoral condyle, osteochondritis dessecans, meniscal contusion, myxoid degeneration of the medial meniscus, Grade II and III chondromalacia of the patella, internal derangement, a flap tear of the lateral aspect of the medial femoral condyle, and osteoarthrosis of the right knee. The hearing officer also determined that claimant had disability from October 15 through November 2, 2003. Appellant self-insured (carrier herein) appealed these determinations on sufficiency grounds. There is no response in the file from claimant.


We affirm.

We have reviewed the complained-of determinations and conclude that the issues involved fact questions for the hearing officer. The hearing officer reviewed the record and decided what facts were established. The hearing officer’s determinations regarding extent of injury are supported by the records of Dr. K and Dr. H. The disability determination is also sufficiently supported by the evidence. We conclude that the hearing officer’s determinations are not so against the great weight and preponderance of the evidence as to be clearly wrong or manifestly unjust. Cain v. Bain, 709 S.W.2d 175, 176 (Tex. 1986).

We affirm the hearing officer’s decision and order.

According to information provided by carrier, the true corporate name of the insurance carrier is (a self-insured governmental entity) and the name and address of its registered agent for service of process is




Judy L. S. Barnes


Robert W. Potts
Appeals Judge

Edward Vilano
Appeals Judge