Under Iowa workers’ compensation law if there has been a change of condition in a worker’s situation since the case was settled or went to hearing the worker can receive additional disability benefits. The worker needs to show that the change in condition was related to the original injury. The change can be either economic or physical.
The recent case of Dante Toriello v. Mercy Medical Center is an interesting example of a review-reopening situation.
Dante Toriello was an osteopathic physician and surgeon who was employed by Mercy Medical Center. In 2006 Dr. Toriello injured his neck while performing an osteopathic manipulation on a patient. Dr. Toriello was 58 at the time of the injury.