Short v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, IAB Hearing No. 1141957 (October 21, 2004)
Permanent impairment benefits were denied where the claimant had previously been awarded a 15% impairment to the left upper extremity, and sought an additional 9% impairment due to a proposed third surgery. The surgery had not yet been performed at the time of the hearing. The Board denied benefits as premature.